Basbousa

Can anyone tell me where has the summer gone? It has been ages since I last posted on here and I miss blogging so much, and what better way to start blogging again than to share a sweet treat. By now you are thinking what is Basbousa? Basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern cake that is made with semolina and is covered with sugary syrup. It has been enjoyed all across the Middle East for quite sometime now during special occasions as well as family gatherings. I have to admit though when I was young I didn’t like Basbousa, maybe because my mom used to make it a lot and I got used to it. I think we can all relate when your mom cooks the same dish over and over, you just come to detest that dish.IMG_4462So recently, I started craving Basbousa and found myself all over Google trying to find a good recipe.This recipe was adapted from Xawaash  so make sure to go and check out their website. The only difference I did is I added tahini to the baking pan when I was brushing with butter.

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Lazy Biscuit Cake 

Oh-so-tempting! A sweet and crunchy treat that you won’t stop eating. It combines the richness of cocoa with the crunchiness of biscuit to give you an amazingly flavoured cake. 

  
I don’t know about you but when it comes to drinking tea, my husband and I love to enjoy a little dessert on the side. It is like our tradition. I thought I would share this recipe with you since you can easily find the ingredients in your household. 

  
It is also perfect to take as gift to your friends house. I usually place them in a nice plate and wrap them up with a cute ribbon on top. You know that everyone loves a little treat. So go grab your ingredients and let’s get started! 

 
Here is what you will need for this recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack Mary biscuit 
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter 
  • 4 tsp vanilla 
  • 4 Tbsp Cocoa powder  
  • 1 egg

Process: 

  • Whisk the egg in a bowl and add the vanilla to it. 
  • In another bowl, whisk your butter along with sugar and cocoa powder
  • Add your whisked eggs to the cocoa mixture and continue mixing.
  • Break your biscuit into small pieces and add your cocoa mixture to it. 
  • Mix well until all ingredients are all combined.
  • Add you mixture to a parchment paper or a clear plastic bag and make it in the shape of cylinder.
  •  Place your mixture in the freezer over night.
  • Cut into small square pieces 

Enjoy,

Shahad xo