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Basbousa

Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups Semolina
  2. 1 cup Coconut powder
  3. ½ cup All-purpose flour
  4. 1 cup Yoghurt
  5. 1 cup Caster sugar
  6. 175 gms Butter (melted)
  7. 1 tsp Baking powder
  8. Almonds Cashewnut blanched or few.(halved)
  9. 1 ½ cups Sugar
  10. 1 cup Water
  11. 2 drops Rose essence
  12. 1 tsp Lemon juice

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    In a bowl, take semolina, coconut powder, all-purpose flour, yoghurt, melted butter, sugar and mix well

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    Place this mixture evenly  on greased 14 inches tray (preferably aluminium) and keep aside for 10 minutes

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    Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees

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    Cut the  mixture into square or diamond shapes and place the halved almond or cashews in the center of the each piece.

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    Bake it for 40-45 minutes till golden brown

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    To prepare syrup, boil sugar and water till dissolved well

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    Add lemon juice and rose essence, simmer syrup for 6-7 minutes

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    When the basbousas are baked till golden brown, pour the sugar syrup when the cake is still hot

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    Keep it at room temperature till it soaks all the syrup and cools down completely

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    They are ready to be served….

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