Traditional Basbousa aka Semolina (Rava) cake.
Recipe created by Chef Susheel
Semolina is a high-fiber staple of this traditional Egyptian called Basbousa. Basbousa is an Arabic word which means sweet, syrup-soaked semolina cake that originated in Egypt.
On this sweet note, we wish #EidMubarak to one and all.
For the base
|Whole Milk||½ cup|
|Coconut Milk||2 tbsp|
|Baking powder||1 tbsp|
|Baking Soda||½ tap|
For the syrup
|Orange juice||2 tbsp|
|Rose Water||1 tbsp|
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
- Melt butter and let it cool.
- In large bowl, mix semolina, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Now, add butter, eggs and milk.
- Stir it all with fork until well mixed.
- Pour into 9x9 inch baking pan.
- Decorate top with almonds.
- Bake for 30 minutes and until top is golden.
- Meanwhile, make syrup by mixing sugar and water in a double boiler.
- Boil until sugar dissolves and mixture is clear.
- Add orange juice and boil one more minute.
- Pour into small dish. Cool completely.
- Remove cake from oven after 30 minutes.
- Pour thin layer of syrup on cake and bake in oven for 5 more minutes.
- Let it cool for 30 minutes.
- Cut into rectangles which is a specialty and serve.