Monday, May 27, 2013

384. Coconut Basboosa

As I mentioned in the original basboosa recipe I posted a while back, there are several recipes to make a basbousa.
I came across this coconut basbousa in the Senses cookbook, and was not disappointed by the results. This basbousa applies the technique suggested by Nadia, which is to brush the dish with tahini before baking the cake. The flavor was incredibly heightened just by this small tip, and I don't see myself making basbousa without the tahini trick anymore.


For the basbousa:
1 1/2 cups semolina
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cups unsweeteneed dessicated coconut
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup ghee
1 cup yogurt
1 Tbsp tahini

For the sugar syrup:
2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp citric acid powder or 1 lemon, juice


Make the sugar syrup by bringing to boil the sugar, water, citric acid or lemon juice.
Simmer over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes until visible syrupy.
Set aside to cool completely, by then it would resemble the consistency of corn syrup.

Make the basbousa: mix all the dry ingredients together (semolina, sugar, coconut, and baking soda).
Add the yogurt and ghee and mix well until incorporated.

In an 8 inch square oven-safe dish, brush the tablespoon of sesame tahini over the bottom and sides.
Press in the basbousa mixture.
Cover with plastic and set aside for an hour.
Remove the plastic and bake at 400F  or 40 to 45 minutes until golden surface.
Poke with a fork while still piping hot and pour over it the completely cooled sugar syrup.
Let basbousa soak in the syrup.

When cooled, cut into squares and serve.

 صحة و عافية


Anonymous said...

another great recipe.ty for glad u liked the tahini tip..u said it well,, it truly"heightens the flavor", adding a subtle intriguing question did you use unsweetened coconut flakes? nadia

Maryam Mohammed said...

Thanks Nadia!
I'm glad you liked it.
Yes, I used unsweeteded dessicated coconut.
I will fix that now.

Unknown said...

I tried to send you an email with a photo of this recipe but for some reason I'm unable to send it.
Salam Maryam 
This is my second time making this recipe in one week and it was very delicious this time recipe I made it for our family friend; who lost his father a couple days ago, so we are inviting him for dinner tomorrow and I'm sure that our company, basbosa and the dinner is going to make his day go by a little easier. My husband and our friend are both diabetic so I threw honey syrup (honey and a little water)on it instead, and believe it tasted amazing the first time I made it that way and im sure our friend will think the same. Ah before i forget it this cake only required 30 min in the oven any more baking would have burned it (for others who wants to make it! Anyways as always I thank you so much for sharing your knowledge may Allah bless you inshallah.-Sarah

Maryam Mohammed said...

Salam Sarah, jazak Allah khair for taking care of a person going through a hard time. I am happy to have even a small part in your good deeds and may Allah accept and multipy your ajir.
Thanks a lot for your tips and experience, I am sure people will benefit from your feedback.
My email is maryamcw (at) yahoo (dot) com and would love to feature pictures of your recipes from this blog on MCW.
May Allah belss your every action, and wishing you all the best.