Arabic sweet Basbousa  is made with semolina. So it can be called as semolina cake also. Prepare cake with semolina and soak in sugar syrup this was so moist and crumbly and tasted so nice.

Ingredients:2c Semolina
½c Butter melted
1tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Baking soda
½c Sugar
1 Egg
1c Milk
1tin Puck cream
½ c Almonds blached and split

For Syrup:

1c Sugar
1c Water
2tsp Rose water
½ tsp Lime juice


1.Sift semolina,baking powder and baking soda.
2.In a bowl add sugar,milk,egg,butter and cream and mix well with a beater or a spoon.
3.Add semlina mixture to the milk mixture and mix well.
4.Grease a pan and pour the semolina mixture to it.
5.Arrange the split almonds on top of the batter in equal distance while cutting each almond will come in middle of each square.
6.Preheat the oven at 200 degreeC for 15 mins.
7.Bake the basbousa at 175 degree C for 30 to 35 mins till the top is lightly browned.
8.Make syrup by mixing sugar and boil till the sugar is totally dissolved and becomes a syrup.
9.Add rose water and lime juice into the syrup.
10.While the basbousa is hot pour the syrup on top of it.
11.After 30 min cut the basbousas into square or diamond shape.
12.You can serve each piece with a scoop of vanilla icecream or as it is!!!!!!

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