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home > recipes > dessert > basbousa aka namoura
from NY, US 2 cups fine Semolina ( a wheat flour found in Mid East grocers ) 1 tablespoon baking powder. 1/2 cup desiccated (dried coconut )- found in Mid East grocers 1/2 cup of butter/or margarine 4 tbsp oil 3 tablespoon Orange blossom water or rose water or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup white or brown sugar For sugar syrup 1/2 cup white or brown sugar 1/2 cup of water 1 teaspoon lemon juice. 1 tablespoon orange blossom 1 small cinnamon stick(optional) 1 tsp of margarine to grease the baking tray. 1/2 cup whole or chopped nuts for garnish In a large bowl, mix the semolina, baking powder, sugar. Add butter, oil, yogurt and blossom water, mix well with hands, not a mixer until smooth and well incorporated. Add dry coconut last. The dough should be a little solid but very moist. if not moist enough, add a little bit of milk. Grease the baking dish little bit of margarine. Pour your dough and spread it evenly. Garnish it with nuts insert them partially in to the mixture. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place the dish in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. After 20 minutes baking, decrease temperature to 250 F for the remaining 15 minutes so not to get the top too dark. The result should be golden brown. Set aside 30 minutes to rest. Poke cake with a fork, here and there. Pour on syrup. Let stand 15 minutes or more before serving. Cut into small squares to serve.

Basbousa aka Namoura


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keyword: basbousa
keyword: namoura
ethnicity: middle eastern
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(posted September 23, 2011)

from NY, US

2 cups fine
Semolina ( a wheat flour found in Mid East grocers )
1 tablespoon
baking powder.
1/2 cup desiccated (dried
coconut )- found in Mid East grocers
1/2 cup of
butter/or margarine
4 tbsp oil
3 tablespoon
Orange blossom water or rose water or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup white or
brown sugar
For
sugar syrup
1/2 cup white or
brown sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 teaspoon
lemon juice.
1 tablespoon
orange blossom
1 small
cinnamon stick(optional)
1 tsp of
margarine to grease the baking tray.
1/2 cup whole or chopped
nuts for garnish

In a large bowl, mix the
semolina,
baking powder, sugar. Add butter, oil, yogurt and blossom water, mix well with hands, not a mixer until smooth and well incorporated.

Add
dry coconut last. The dough should be a little solid but very moist. if not moist enough, add a little bit of milk. Grease the baking dish little bit of margarine. Pour your dough and spread it evenly. Garnish it with nuts insert them partially in to the mixture. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place the dish in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. After 20 minutes baking, decrease temperature to 250 F for the remaining 15 minutes so not to get the top too dark. The result should be golden brown. Set aside 30 minutes to rest.

Poke
cake with a fork, here and there. Pour on syrup. Let stand 15 minutes or more before serving.

Cut into small squares to serve.



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