Basbousa (middle eastern sweet cake). Basbousa cake is a dessert from the Middle East that is made primarily from a semolina flour. It is popular throughout the Middle Eastern countries, as well as North Africa, Iran, Greece and Turkey. In Egypt this is the main dessert served during the feasts, and holidays for both Christians and Muslims.
It goes by many different names from Revani to Nammoura, Hareesa, Shamali and Pastusha. All of them vary from place to place but essentially this is lovely aromatic syrup soaked cake. Basbousa is a very popular Egyptian dessert, a traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake. You can have Basbousa (middle eastern sweet cake) using 15 ingredients and 0 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Basbousa (middle eastern sweet cake)
- You need of For dough.
- You need 1 cup of sugar.
- Prepare 1 cup of flour.
- It’s Half of cup yogurt.
- Prepare 1 cup of semolina.
- Prepare 2 tsp of baking powder.
- It’s 2 tsp of vanilla powder.
- Prepare Half of cup of shredded coconut.
- It’s Half of cup oil.
- Prepare 3 of egg.
- Prepare of For Syrup.
- It’s 1 cup of sugar.
- You need Half of cup water.
- It’s Half of tsp of lemon juice.
- Prepare Half of tsp of rose water.
The cake is often cut into diamond or rectangle shapes, with almonds placed or scattered on top. Yesmina is the Program Coordinator for JFCS refugee and immigrant support groups. Her dad's side of the family is Egyptian. This pastry is called basbousa, but it is also called harissa, aricha, harissa hloua, revani, rabani, kalb el louz, chapka, chamia, safra, pastūsha, namoura, alnmorh, or shamali.
Basbousa (middle eastern sweet cake) instructions
Whatever its name, this delicious cake is famous around the world. This cake is one of the most popular in the Middle East and North Africa, in some Balkan countries such as Greece, Bulgaria. Basbousa is a famous middle-eastern Semolina Cake (Rava Cake) that is soaked in a lemony sugar syrup. Eggless Semolina Cake in Lemony Syrup from Egypt. I have been meaning to make this Eggless Basbousa for a while now.