MY Basbousa Recipe
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Everyone has their own version - I should know, I've tested four so far.. but the family still likes this one which is a combination of others - so that makes it MINE *grin*

You are welcome to share your recipe.. so I can try it out!!

Makes approx. 35 pieces.

3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 tsp orange/lemon zest

3/4 cup white flour
1 1/2 cup semolina
4 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Mix the wet (top 6) ingredients together. Mix the dry ingredients together. Combine both, and pour batter into a greased 9"x13" pyrex dish. Place almonds spaced so they'd be in the center of each square once cut.

Bake at 350F until golden.
Pour hot syrup on hot basbousa - allow to absorb, then cut into squares.

1 3/4 cup sugar
3 tblsp honey
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup water
Stir over medium heat for 15 minutes. Pour over basbousa as soon as it comes out of the oven.


posted by Sketched Soul at 11:23 AM | Permalink


At 11:21 PM, Blogger Blue Pearl

I love basbousa but I dislike it to be too sweet so I always hold back on the syrup. Thanks for this post.


At 10:03 AM, Blogger Eva

mmm looks good :)


At 10:52 AM, Blogger UmmUmarNY

Well well.. mrs. perfectionist!!! LOL, :D I'm sure this one is delicious!!! ..will have to try it one of these days, InshaAllah :D


At 4:26 AM, Blogger Hajar

This looks so good sis!!! How are you???


At 4:01 AM, Blogger Jennifer

Essalam Alaikum Sis, Masha'allah these look yummy! I will have to give them a whirl.


At 8:30 PM, Blogger Angeliquez

oh sis masha Allaah looks so yummy!!
great pic..assume it will taste as awesome..
do post often..



At 7:40 PM, Blogger Farzeen


Tasty indeed... already salivating .. ;-)


At 4:37 PM, Blogger Kianabana

yaaaaayyy!i'm so happy I found your recipe>.<one of the parents 1~2years ago at my ma's school gave her a plate of this and she brought it was sooo~ good


At 5:43 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Hey Kianabana,
Thanks so much for the lovely comment, and visit :)
I really hope this turns out like the one you liked.



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