BASBOOSA

 

Batter

Ingredients


  • 1 lb. semolina
  • 3 Tbl. sp. melted "samn" (veg. shortening)
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peeled almonds
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Directions


  • Mix the sugar and yogurt in a bowl.
  • Add the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Set mixture in a greased baking pan, slice into portions, and let it sit for 6 hours.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F (177 C) and remove when it is yellowish in color.
  • Place an almond on each piece, slice again along original cuts, and return into oven until golden brown.
  • Remove cake from oven, cool it, then pour syrup over its surface.
Syrup

Ingredients  


  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon juice

Directions


  • Dissolve sugar in heated water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook on low heat until thick, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in lemon juice and remove from heat.