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Basbousa With Almonds

Basbousa (Semolina Cake) Recipe

Basbousa is a delicious Middle Eastern dessert usually made with almonds. It is also known as Basbousa cake. The dessert's texture is crumbly and moist, with a sweet syrupy flavour and a crunchy almond topping.

Basbousa is often served as a sweet treat with a cup of tea or coffee and is a popular dessert throughout the Middle East and in many other parts of the world.

If you're looking for a unique and delicious dessert to enjoy with your family and friends, try our Basbousa recipe.

Our Basbousa recipe will help you easily understand how to make Basbousa. The process is well explained, and all it needs is easily available ingredients like baking powder, Semolina, almonds, and Nestlé MILKMAID.

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  • 1 tinNestlé MILKMAID
  • 200 gmsMelted Butter
  • 1½ tspBaking Powder
  • 300 gmsSemolina/Suji
  • 100 gmsGround Almonds
  • 250 mlWater

For Sauce

  • 400 gmsSugar
  • 375 mlWater
  • 1 tspLemon Juice
  • 1 tbspRose Water
  • 2 tbspGrounded Almonds

How to make Basbousa (Semolina Cake)

  • Step 1: Boil sugar and water in a saucepan. Simmer for 6-8 minutes. Remove from flame and stir in lemon juice, rosewater, and ground almonds. Keep it aside to cool.
  • Step 2: Combine Nestlé MILKMAID, butter and baking powder and stir. Then add semolina/suji, grounded almond and water, and stir again. Pour & level mixture in a baking tin.
  • Step 3: Bake at 190°C in preheated oven for 35 minutes till the top is golden. Remove from oven and pour the cooled sauce over the baked basbousa.
  • Step 4: Bake it for 5 minutes after pouring the sauce then let it cool at room temperature, cut into diamond shapes, and serve.

FAQs on Basbousa With Almonds

1. Is Basbousa gluten-free?

No, Basbousa is not gluten-free since it is made with semolina flour, which is a wheat product.

2. How long does Basbousa last?

You can store Basbousa in an airtight container for 1 day at room temperature. After that, you must refrigerate it for about 4-5 days. 
If stored in the fridge, you will have to reheat it, as it turns hard. Just take the amount you want to serve and microwave it for a few seconds.

3. Can Basbousa be made without sugar?

Basbousa is a sweet dessert and requires sugar to achieve its signature taste. However, you can try reducing the amount of sugar in the Basbousa recipe or using a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.

4. What does Basbousa taste like?

It is basically a syrupy semolina cake. Hence it is also known as Basbousa cake. It has a moist, crumbly texture and a sweet, slightly nutty flavour.

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