Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Basboussa بسبوسة

Ingredients: makes 40 pieces

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups fine semolina
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 mugs caster sugar
  • 2 mugs water
  • 1 lemon

  1. In a pan dissolve the sugar in the water to make the syrup. Boil on medium heat for 8mn. Then add the juice and rind of the lemon.
  2. Mix eggs, sugar, yoghurt, oil, lemon zest and coconut. Whisk the mixture for 1mn, and then add semolina and baking powder. Leave to rest for 15mn.
  3. Empty mixture into a rectangular deep baking tray and bake for about 25mn in a preheated oven (180°C) until you get a golden colour.
  4. As soon as you get the cake out of the oven, pour syrup over the cake (discard the lemon rinds) keep pouring gradually until you feel the cake stopped absorbing the syrup. Dust with desiccated coconut.