Basbousa Recipe

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Basbousa Cake
2 cups coarse semolina
1/4 cup fine semolina
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup unsweetened yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
almonds, about 20 whole

Sugar syrup
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp. flavor (orange blossom or rose water)
cardamom pods (optional)

29 thoughts on “Basbousa Recipe

    1. +Ali Saad if you send me a message on facebook, i will send you a picture. its just plain yogurt, i buy any brand such as dannon or stonyfield or store brand, or any arab brands if i find it

  1. yuuhhm. I have a bad problem….. the bottom of my bassboosa always burns…😕. I was thinking of stopping that by baking it for maybe half the time in a water bath or something. what do you think?

    1. +theglife8 hm thats strange, is the pan very dark? maybe try switching to a lighter color pan. how long do you put it in for and do add any special ingredients which make it darker. for me i found its always tends to stay light unless you but it under a broiler.

    2. +Sheba Yemeni Food I will check my recipe once more and get back to you. Yes! it’s a dark pan. I never thought of that 😆

    3. +theglife8 maybe its the type of oven you are using, try lowering the heat and not cooking it for too long 🙂

  2. Asalamu alaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh, I ate once a Basbousa which had cream in the middle. Do you know this one kind ? If yes, would you do a video for us to learn how to make it ? For now, I will try this recipe in’sha’Allah. Jazakallahu khair for sharing ! Wa salam

    1. +Oum Saad yes, i will keep it in mind to do a video in the future. thanks for your message.

    1. +Mari Ima I suppose you could, but its a matter of preference and I think the coarse one it the more commonly used.

  3. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    أنا أحبك جدا اختي كاثرين.
    واحب شخصيتك وكلامك الفصحى واليمني
    وأحب أعمالك في الطبخ. ..

  4. Another type of semolina cake we used to make in our home. This is Arabian oriented indian recipe. here I listed the ingredients
    1/2 kg semolina,1/2 kg sugar,7-8 eggs,1/2Tin condensed milk or 1 tin evaporated milk, rose essence or rose water,125 g pure ghee+125 g of vegetable butter or vegetable oil(olive or corn oil),pinch of salt,1 tbsp baking powder,yellow food colour
    Mix all the ingredients except ghee and oil,heat the the oil in a pan and pour the mixture cook until slightly thickens in this stage add ghee pour into the baking pan.bake for 20 to 30 mins

  5. Hello mam, I’m new to your channel. I tried this recipe with a substitute of doubling the baking powder since my baking soda lasted. Also I used Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt. The dessert itself turned out well but I could taste some form of sour flavor. Could it be because of the substitutes above? Please answer. I’m new to baking as well so I’m trying to learn.

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