Basbousa (Middle Eastern Cake) Recipe by Einat Admony | Yummly
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Basbousa (Middle Eastern Cake)

EINAT ADMONY
21Ingredients
75Minutes
940Calories
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Description

Basbousa, a popular cake across the Middle East, bursts with flavor. Semolina flour creates a crumbly texture, and beating the eggs for a full 8 minutes ensures a tender finish.

Ingredients

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8 SERVINGS
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (for syrup)
  • vegetable oil (for pan)
  • all purpose flour (for pan)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (for cake)
  • 1 tablespoon rose water (buy at your local grocery store or online)
  • 1 1/4 cups farina (soft wheat semolina flour, NOT durum wheat semolina)
  • 1 1/8 cups all purpose flour (1/8 cup equals 2 Tbsp., for batter)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (coarsely ground)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (canned)
  • Fresh berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar (for berries)
  • whipped cream
  • fresh mint (for garnish, optional)
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    940Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories940Calories from Fat410
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat45g69%
    Saturated Fat15g75%
    Trans Fat0.5g
    Cholesterol160mg53%
    Sodium400mg17%
    Potassium380mg11%
    Protein13g25%
    Calories from Fat410
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate128g43%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Sugars83g166%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C15%
    Calcium20%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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