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.

Basboosa:

  • 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!

ENJOY!

Fedai

5 comments:

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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