Coconut basboosa

23:18 Niloufer Riyaz 8 Comments

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.

You need:

Butter.         100gms
Sugar.           1/2 cup
Egg.             2nos
All purpose flour.    2tbsp
Baking powder.     1 tsp
Semolina          1 cup
Dessicated coconut.    1/2 cup
Yoghurt.          2 tbsp
Milk.               1/2 cup
Slivered almonds

For sugar syrup:
Sugar.       1cup 
Water.        1/3 cup
Lemon juice.  Few drops
Orange blossom water.      1/2 tsp((opt))

Preparation :

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.
Now add the rest of the ingredients one by one and mix together to form a batter

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 


Swathi said...

Delicious I buy them from store here, Next time I will make them

Rafeeda AR said...

delicious basbousa dear...

it look yummy n awesome dear

Looking yummy and the picture perfectly clickled with the beautiful backdrops.

Unknown said...

Hi The Basboosa look ethereal. Nice Iftaari Dish

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, wish i could make these beauties as much as prefect like u.

yummy cake and presentation
have a blessed Ramadan

Its come out so moist & perfect