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15 Minutes

Preparation Time

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35 Minutes

Cooking Time

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You will need

  • Milkmaid 390 g
  • Butter 225 g
  • Baking Powder 5 g
  • Semolina 340 g
  • Water 250 ml
  • Ground Cashew 150 g
  • For Sugar Syrup:
  • Sugar 240 g
  • Water 250 ml
  • Lime Juice 1 tbsp
  • Rosewater 1 tbsp
  • Ground Cashew 2 tbsp

Let’s make it

Step 1
In a pan add butter and allow it to melt, next add MILKMAID and baking powder and stir well.
Step 2
Then add the semolina, ground cashew and water, stirring well constantly until combined.
Step 3
Line a tray with butter and oil paper and pour the mixture into this tray.
Step 4
Bake in a 190°C preheated oven for 35 minutes or until golden
Step 5
For the syrup, add sugar and water to a saucepan, bring this to a boil and simmer for 6 -8 minutes
Step 6
Turn off the heat and stir in the lime juice, rosewater and ground cashew
Step 7
Remove the basbousa from the oven and pour cooled syrup all over the cake
Step 8
Place in the fridge to cool completely and cut in to diamond shaped slices and garnish with cashews and serve.


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