Basbousa - Luminarc Celebration

Basbousa - Luminarc Celebration

Ready in: 60 mins | Serving: 12



  • 3 cup semolina
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened butter (melted)
  • ½ cup whole blanched almonds or pistachio (to garnish)
  • 1 ½ tsps. baking soda


  • ½ small lemon (juice)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water



  1. In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients for syrup together. Place the pan on high flame until it boils.
  2. Turn down the flame to medium for about 45 to 60 minutes


  1. In a large bowl, add semolina, butter, sugar and mix them with your hands
  2. Take a separate bowl and whisk baking soda and yogurt. Let it thicken in consistency
  3. Pour the yogurt mixture on top of the semolina mixture. Use hands to mix everything nicely
  4. Now take a jellyroll pan or 9x13 pyrex baking dish and press the combine mixture on it. Ensure that the cake is 1 inch in thickness
  5. Use a butter knife to cut a diamond or square shape. Place another piece if you are using almonds
  6. Set the temperature to 400 degrees. Let it bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until the color turns bronze brown
  7. While the cake is hot, pour cold syrup on top and let it absorb
  8. Sprinkle pistachios on top of each square

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  • Fahad Shariff
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