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Healthy Semolina Cake Basbousah)

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Healthy Semolina Cake Basbousah)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces

Ingredients

Syrup

  • 2 cups sugar or dry sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp orange blossom water (may zaher)

Semolina Cake

  • 2 cups Semolina
  • 1/2 cup sugar or dry sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup yogurt (laban)
  • 4 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 tbsp crushed almonds to garnish

Instructions

Syrup

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, place the sugar and water. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Add the lemon juice and orange blossom water and stir until just combined. Take off heat and let it completely cool to room temperature.

Semolina Cake

  • In a large bowl, mix the semolina with sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the yogurt and orange blossom water and mix until just combined. Cover and let rest for 1 hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a 20*30 cm rectangular pan with parchment paper or grease it with a bit of oil.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and distribute it evenly. Use a bit of water on the back of a spoon to help you with the process.
  • Using a knife, cut the Semolina mixture as you like, I did mine in a diamond shape. Place the crushed almonds on top and bake for around 40 mins or until edges start to separate from the pan and it's golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and immediately pour all the syrup on top. Let the semolina cake absorb all the syrup while it's cooling.
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