A famous dessert originating from Middle East, made of semolina and drenched in sugar syrup.
Am looking for Eggless Basbousa / Eggless Semolina Cake Recipe over the net. There are various recipes for making it, some used coconut or ground almond and richer one with heavy dose of butter and eggs.
After checking so many recipes, decided to give this recipe a try. This Eggless Basbousa / Semolina Cake recipe uses no eggs and least sugar for the syrup.
Used a whisk to cream the butter and sugar together. Need not beat until fluffy, just until well combined.
This Eggless Basbousa / Eggless Semolina Cake does not have a cake like batter but rather a thick mass of dough.
Am running short of whole almonds so I used almond flakes for topping.
We enjoyed a slightly chewy texture imparted by semolina, sticky and moistness by the syrup. It is much better the day after since the lemon flavored syrup will be completely absorbed. We plan to make this wonderful Eggless Basbousa/Eggless Semolina Cake again for our family gathering.
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EGGLESS BASBOUSA / SEMOLINA CAKE RECIPE
Serves : 8-10
2 cup semolina fine
1 cup sugar
100 g butter
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup blanched almonds
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
Grease 7 in cake pan and preheat oven @ 180 C.
Cream butter and sugar, just until well combined, add in vanilla and yogurt.
Whisk together semolina and baking powder
Combine butter mixture with dry ingredients, stir until well incorporated.
Scoop batter onto prepared pan, level top.
While the cake is baking, prepare syrup by putting water and sugar in a pot, bring to a boil. simmer for 5 minutes Mix in lemon juice. Remove from heat.
Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cut into squares or diamond shapes and place almond on top. Cool a bit.
Pour hot syrup over the cake, Allow the cake to soak up the syrup for few hours for best result.
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