Delicious, tempting aromatic Coconut Basbousa to celebrate one of my biggest achievement. Yes, I did it and I’m proud of myself !!!!! 365 days of non-stop blogging, 365 dishes cooked, clicked and recipe written by me. Was it easy? No, Not at all. However I loved the journey to 365 days trying out different dishes, making friends, sleepless nights, scouting ingredients, faulty internet connections, badly burnt food and days filled with frustration. Was it worth it all ? Yes totally ….
So, to celebrate my blog anniversary I wanted to make something special and decided to bake Basbousa. Basbousa is a traditional Arabian Semolina cake. The origins of this sweet cake can be found in Egypt and mainly included in Turkish, Egyptian and Lebanese cuisines. The sugar syrup which is added on the top enhances the flavor as it includes rose water. I enjoyed baking this cake with coconut which you all know is soul food for me and my house was filled with the aroma of this cake.
Lets prepare sugar syrup before we make some basbousa..
Ingredients For the Sugar syrup:
Sugar – 1 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
Blossom water / rose water – 1 tsp
How to Prepare sugar syrup:-
Add sugar and water to a saucepan.
Bring it to a boiling point, lower the flame and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the flame and add lemon juice and rosewater and mix it well. Let it cool down completely.
So, sharing the recipe and hope you all try it out and enjoy!!
- Tahini – 1 tsp
- Fine Semolina / rava / sooji – 1 cup
- Unsalted Butter – 1/4 cup
- Sweetened condensed milk – 1 cup
- Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
- Fresh Desiccated/shredded coconut – 1/2 cup
- Water – 1/2 cup
- Sugar Syrup – Method given above
- Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius.
- Grease a square baking tin with the tahini. I used 12 inch baking tin.
- Combine unsalted butter, condensed milk and baking powder in a mixing bowl and mix it well.
- Add semolina, coconut and water and stir until well combined.
- Pour this mix in the prepared baking tin and place almonds as shown in the picture above.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes at same temperature until the top becomes golden in color.
- Remove from the oven and pour the cooled syrup all over it. Let it cool down completely and then cut into squares and serve.
Anu Yalo says
Rafeeda AR says
congrats to you, dear… hats off!!! awesome dessert to celebrate with…
elly stornebrink says
Hmmmm….delicious! And congrats to you Priya for a full year of blogging: WOW! You deserve to celebrate and you deserve cake! 😉 <3
Eco Gites of Lénault says
Wow – what a challenge to finish. I am trying fora blog a day for a year and doing OK but to add a new recipe in would be just too much for me! Love the sound of Coconut Basbousa but I have one question – is the tahini critical to add as I doubt I can buy that here in rural France?!
Thank you. You can use olive oil for greasing the tin or use parchment paper to bake.
Amaia- You Made My Day says
Congrats! you should publish a book now that you have all the recipes!
Congratulations! I am impressed with your blogging discipline. And the recipes look delicious, too.
beena stephen says
Congrats. yummy sweet
Smitha Kalluraya says
really a great achievement… nonstop posting !!! i can never imagine me doing that …
Yummy. A mouth watering treat for non-stop blogging. Does it taste sweeter than this?
Jeanne Melanson says
Aw, Priya You make me wish I was Indian. 🙂
Cool blog. That's awesome you did 365 days of posts.
Celebrity VIP Lounge says
This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing this. Amber N
Jonathan Clayton says
Beautiful dessert for the SPL occasion:-)congrats for your milestone
Ree Kasirajh says
Congrats Priya… Wishing you many many more years of happy blogging!!! Coconut basbousa looks perfect!!!!!!
Jeanne Melanson says
Happy blog anniversary, Priya, and thank you for sharing this healthy snack with us!
Joanne DiPalo says
Congratulations! A delicious celebratory cake. I've pinned/shared.
Janelle Shank says
congrats on 365! that's great. now this is the first i have heard of coconut basbousa but it sounds delicious!
Peter @Feed Your Soul Too says
I made babousa once for a Middle Eastern themed dinner party. Yours looks so moist and I love the color.
Aunt Bee says
Congratulations on reaching such an amazing milestone! 365 recipes in 365 days is FANTASTIC! The coconut Basbousa looks LOVELY!
Sophie Bowns says
Your cake looks amazing!
Sandra Shaffer says
What a great accomplishment! Congratulations, Priya! I love coconut, so I know this coconut basbousa would be a favorite dish to try!
Ruxana Gafoor says
365 recipes in 365 days…Hats off….awesome dear…congratulations,keep going…all the best 🙂
Shobana Vijay says
Will try dear once
Michelle Nahom says
Wow 365 days of blogging and 365 recipes…that is amazing! My husband is half Lebanese and we eat a lot of Arabic food but I've never heard of this dessert. It looks wonderful though!