Sweet basbousa – Arabic cheesecake

sweet basbousa
Cooking Method
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 40 min Rest Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
  • 1+1/3 cup Semolina
  • 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup Refined oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut powder
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water
  • 50 grams Almonds
  1. First, in a bowl, add semolina and powdered sugar. Mix them well.

  2. Second, add refined oil or melted butter. Mix well again then add coconut powder, milk, vanilla essence, and baking powder. Mix well again.

  3. Third, bring a casserole and grease it with oil or butter. Pour the batter inside it and level it all the same to prevent cooking side more than another. Add some almonds above the batter.

  4. Next, Bake it in the preheated oven at 180°C for 30 – 40 minutes.

  5. While baking, let’s prepare the syrup sugar. In a bowl, add boiled water, sugar, lemon, and rose water. Stir well until the sugar melted then let it cool.

  6. After that, when the basbousa is baked, take it out from the oven and let it cool.

  7. Finally, divide it into squares with a knife (2.5 inches for each). Pour the syrup sugar slowly then let it rest for 20 minutes. Cheers!!!