How to make it

  • Mix semolina, sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  • Using your hands to blend the butter with the other ingredients until well mixed.
  • Mix yogurt and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  • Wait a few moments until the yogurt doubles in size.
  • When the yogurt has almost doubled in volume, pour the yogurt mixture on top of the semolina mixture.
  • Don't be afraid to use your hands to mix.
  • After you have combined everything, gently press the batter down on a small jellyroll pan or a 9 x 13 pyrex baking dish.
  • The cake should not be more than 1 inch in thickness.
  • If it appears to be too thick, place batter on a larger pan or you can make 2 smaller cakes.
  • Cut cake into diamond shapes with a sharp knife.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until it is lightly browned.
  • Pour cold syrup on top when the cake is still hot so that it will absorb the syrup thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped pistashios on top of each square.
  • Note: I like to sprinkle the pistashios over the top and then place a sliver of apricot on each diamond.
  • For Syrup:
  • Mix all the ingredients for the syrup and place in a saucepan on high heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Then reduce the heat to medium for 45 - 55 minutes until it lightly coats the back of a metal spoon.

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  • samboli 10 years ago
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  • samboli 10 years ago
    mmmm is this basboosa??? i love basboosa!

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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Just the original Lor.Great as usual...We use gee instead of butter here in Egypt.
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Hey Lor... how are you? this is delicious... I love these flavors, thanks!!
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    Lor, this sounds like a wonderful recipe. I just love the way this one reads! Thank you for posting it!
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