Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday's Kitchen..... Mr: Basboosa :)

Hello ladies,
    Few of you would know my love of Basboosa. An Arabic sweet dish tht look like a cake but doesn't taste like tht at all..infact it tastes much much yummier than ny cake... At least in my opinion :)

This love affair started almost more than a decade agoe when i had it for the 1st time at a frnd  house and it took  almost a decade of failed attempts to make me realize that i should go straight to the source who had introduced it to me.

        So lots of  weekends ago that's what i did. And here is the secret recipe right at ur disposal :)

U need is:

  • A very preety looking cup (we will be using this cup as a measurment cup for all the other ingredients)
  • 2 cups semolina
  • 1 cup coconut powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Later for the topping:
  • one cup sugar to make sugar syrup
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp pan dry fried semolina  

Pre heat the oven to 220 degrees. Now mix all the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients in them. The mix should look not very runny not too thick. Try to take a big oven tray so tht the mix is no more then 2cm thick. If you don't have one any baking tray would work. Just your Basboosa would be thick. Bake till its light brown.
  Now for the topping, boil the 1 cup sugar in half cup water and make a sugar syrup out of it. When your Basboosa comes out the tray pour it over. Its better to pour when the syrup is cool and the Basboosa Hot!! Then spread the condense milk on top. It gives the Basboosa sweetness as well as a gloss to it. U can sprinkle the pan fried semolina now on top. You can also decorate it with almonds, pistacho or wlanuts. Your choice and Volaaaa....... Enjoyyyyyyyy!!

Beware: Its not good for ur waist line cuz once it hits ur taste buds....u keep going for it until you r not able to scrape the baking tray any more :)

Plzzz....if by ny chance any of u do try to give it a try....would loveeeeee to c ny pics. or ny feed backs :)!!!

Keep watching the space.......more good stuff on its way ;P


  1. hey!!

    thanks alot for the recipe. can youtell me what measurement of 13/4th baking poweder's to be used. a tsp?

    1. Tbsp....:)... thnx for mentioning it...will try to edit it.... happy eating!!