Ingredients

How to make it

  • For syrup:
  • Heat sugar and water over medium heat till sugar is dissolved,then boil for 5 minutes add the lemon juice and let it cool.
  • For Basbousa:
  • Preheat oven to375f,position rack in center of oven.Grease a 9 inchx1/2 inch in hight pan or heatproof glass dish with ghee or melted butter.
  • In a large bowl,mix semolina flour,sugar and coconut together.Melt the ghee or melted butter and add it to the mix and rubb all togother with your fingertips till all semolina are moistened.
  • Make a well in center and pour in the milk,1/4 cup syrup and cream.Using your hand,mix all ingridients together in folding and stirring motions.You may add more milk if necessary(the batter should be muddy).
  • Pour mixture in dish or pan.Dump your hand with water and level the top using your hands.
  • Bake for 30 minutes,till edges are brown in color and surface is golden.Immidiately take it out of oven and using a tablespoon pour the cold syrup over every part of the dish till it can not absorb anymore.Leave it on a rack for 30 minutes in order that all syrup is absorbed.Don't cut any piece while hot.It should be completly cold.
  • keep it in room temperature,do not refrigerate.Any leftover may be stored in an airtight container in room temperature.
greasing dish with meltted ghee   Close
pour ghee over dry mixture just befor rubbing   Close
Make a well in the center and add the milk   Close

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  • Nadinak 3 years ago
    They are not very specific on Coconut, what kind? Shaved, coconut oil?
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  • BintHalawa 3 years ago
    This recipe doesn't have any baking powder or soda? Must be very dense and heavy..... Is this traditional way to make it? Egyptian husband is dying for REAL Basboosa for the Eid... Want to make it REAL! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    broadside ate it and said...
    Beautiful. I have to try this and make my workmates jealous. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    ANOTHER 55555 from me..yummy! :)
    (I agree Elga!!)
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Who dared to give less than 5 to this delicious dessert?! It deserves 10!
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  • olga 5 years ago
    YUM!
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  • dond 5 years ago
    Lemon vodka -- now you're talking! This is an obscenely rich dessert which I am, of course, going to make on Saturday and spend Sunday recovering from. Since I'm Jewish, I'll claim it as Jewish whenever I serve it to friends, assuming I haven't eaten all of it myself.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    I did put a wee drop of lemon vodka in the syrup and sprinkled toasted coconut and a few slivered toasted almonds on the top.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    I liked it! ^5
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    This looks wonderful and deserves a 5!!!
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