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Other Middle Eastern
20 Minutes
20 Minutes
8 Persons


2 cups Semolina
1 pack Yoghurt
1/2 cup Ghee - orbutter,melted
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Baking Soda
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Sugar Syrup


  1. In a medium bowl, mix semolina, sugar, yoghurt, ghee, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well with your hands to form basbousa dough.
  2. Spread basbousa in a baking dish to form a thin even layer. Add any nuts that you like to garnish surface.
  3. Heat oven to medium-high heat (200-210 C). Place baking dish in oven for 15-20 minutes. When basbousa edges turn golden brown, open broiler until surface becomes golden brown.
  4. Pour cool syrup over basbousa right after it comes out of oven then leave to cool.
  5. Put serving platter over baking dish. Invert dish so that basbousa is placed in platter. Use another platter to invert basbousa once more so that nuts are on the surface. You can serve basbousa in the same dish so that it doesn't crack when you invert