Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Basboosa (thanks Fedai!)

Basboosa recipe:

  • Preheat oven 350.

Make qater (syrup):

  • Dissolve 2 cups sugar in 1 1/2 cup of water.
  • Bring to boil, add 1 tabl. lemon juice.
  • Simmer on low for 10-15 min.
  • Add 2 tsp. orange blossom water. remove from heat.
  • Set aside to cool.


  • 2 cups smead kheshen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tabl. unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt (can add 1 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup sour cream..if want..thats what I do.)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  1. mix ingredients well with wooden spoon.
  2. grease pan with 2 tabl. of taheena (sesame paste). Or you may grease with oil.
  3. Pour mixture in pan and spread evenly.
  4. Sprinkle w/ almonds
  5. Cut into serving pieces before putting in oven. Middle rack 30-40 min.
  6. Broil to get that golden color.
  7. Remove and pour cold syrup all over it.

Syrup needs to be cold and basboosa needs to be hot!




Anonymous said...

what is smead kheshen?
i ate this when i went to Makkah a long time ago, so i'm not familiar with that ingredient..

Reesh said...

hey.. sorry.. been MIA for a while.. its semolina

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