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This is an egyptian sweet semolina cake and it is an eggless recipe.

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Basboussa recipe - How to make Basboussa

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For The Cake
2 1/2 cups semolina (rava)
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
1 cup melted butter
1 tsp rose essence
125 gms curds (dahi)
100 gms sugar
20 pistachios

For The Syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp rose essence
For the cake

    For the cake
  1. Combine the flour, semolina, baking powder, sugar and coconut in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the rose essence and curds and mix well.
  3. Add the butter and mix well. Keep aside.
  4. Grease a 8" cake tin using little butter and place the dough inside and press gently using your hands.
  5. Cut into desired shapes using knife and place a pista in each diamond.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150 Degree Celsius for 40 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.

For the syrup

    For the syrup
  1. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the sugar,2 cups water and rose essence, mix well and bring it to boil.
  2. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Pour the hot syrup on the hot cake and keep aside to cool.
  4. Serve.

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This recipe was contributed by Gayathri Kumar on 18 Dec 2011
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