Welcoming this year Ramadan with a famous Arabic sweet ---- Coconut Basboosa. Basboosa is a traditional Arabic sweet n what could be better than it to start the holy month, this recipe shared by my best friend is very easy to make and perfectly fits your Iftar menu to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This basboosa is more cake like and the sweetness can be adjusted according to our taste buds, now going forward with the recipe. If you want the sweet the be mild don't add sugar syrup to it, but the basboosa will turn out to be little dry, alternatively add little sugar syrup to retain the moisture and also reduce the sweetness.
Sugar. 1/2 cup
All purpose flour. 2tbsp
Baking powder. 1 tsp
Semolina 1 cup
Dessicated coconut. 1/2 cup
Yoghurt. 2 tbsp
Milk. 1/2 cup
For sugar syrup:
Water. 1/3 cup
Lemon juice. Few drops
Orange blossom water. 1/2 tsp((opt))
Pre heat oven to 180*C and grease a 8"*2" pan
Prepare sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in the water in low heat, allow to boil for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and orange blossom water
In a big bowl beat the sugar and butter together till becomes pale and creamy.
Add the eggs one by one and beat well.
Sieve in the all purpose flour and baking powder together and mix well.
Pour the batter in the greased pan, place the almonds on top and bake for 30 minutes. Test with toothpick to check wether it's cooked well.
Pour the prepared syrup (( in accordance to your taste, if you want super moist basboosa add all the syrup other wise just add half it's completely your choice))
Allow to rest for 2 hours.
Invert them in a larger plate, cut them into diamonds