waddup people? 🙂
so here’s another requested recipe that i’m gonna share with you guys here
everybody’s favourite Arab street food , the indulgious basbousa!
now if you guys go to the internet trying to find a nice basbousa recipe , don’t waste your time because most of those recipes out there will totally end up in a disaster!
my philosophy of recipe research is basically trying out a whole bunch of recipes from different chefs and then adjusting my OWN ratio of ingredients , now of course everything doesn’t work for everyone ,but i’m telling you guys that i’ve heard alot of recipes and recommendations , but they just won’t work!
So when i heard people like , don’t do this , don’t do that …I actually started to do the opposite of what they told me …like for example
someone told me its great with yogurt …I never put yogurt
someone told me to NEVER use eggs…..i put two eggs! ….i don’t mean to be disrespectful or anything … but my point is , what’s wrong with trying? and WHY not? the best way to master something is actually trying it over and over..
so after alot of experiments … I finally put together a fool proof recipe that wont disapoint you!
so basically i learned without eggs your basbousa is going to collapse! , use as less baking powder as possible and DON’T pour boiling hot syrup over your basbousa!
otherwise you’ll mess it up and end with a tantrum blaming the mess on whoever walked in on you when you were baking ( yeah it happens to me every time i fail in a recipe …my bad )
so anyhow 🙂 here are the ingredients for the basbousa :
2 cups semolina
2 eggs ( room temperature )
8 tablespoons of butter at room temperature
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 cup milk
split almonds ( or whole )
1. preheat the oven , then in a large bowl mix together eggs , sugar and butter , beat it with a hand mixer or just a spatula ( i use a spatula ) for 2 minutes or until the mixture is slightly fluffy , add the milk and mix well.
2. mix in the semolina and baking powder , mix it well for a minute .
3. pour the mixture in a baking pan or a traditional tempered traditional dish because i think it looks pretty , and i’ve seen basbousa in bakeries baked in these ceramic dishes ( like in the example below )
cut squares or diamonds , whichever you prefer and top with almonds here’s an example (it’s baked though )
4. bake the basbousa on the bottom burner until it doesn’t budge when you shake it , then turn on the top burner , bake until golden brown , then take it out from the oven and pour the sugar syrup on the basbousa until it’s half full , i would recommend just a little bit more than half ( syrup should be lukewarm , hot but won’t burn you if put your finger in ) leave it covered for ten minutes .. then serve! 🙂
Sugar syrup recipe
3 cups of sugar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
- pour water and sugar in a sauce pan over high heat , keep stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved , cook for a minute then remove from heat .
- add in the honey and lemon juice stir well , then let it cool down.
Okay you guys so that’s the basbousa recipe , i hope y’all enjoyed it
try it out and do let me know how it went in the comments below , if you have any questions don’t be shy , ill always make sure to answer your questions 😉
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