Basbousa is a native Egyptian (traditionally Middle eastern) sweet cake. Its made of semolina (rawa/sooji) as main ingredient and is soaked in a sugar syrup. Its a super soft, melt in the mouth sweet, which has a rustic traditional flavor.
It was on my to do list since the day I saw it on an episode on TLC. Its literally a one bowl recipe and needs no fancy material. There are multiple recipes available for this sweet cake,some use coconut in the batter, others use orange or rose water as syrup. I loved this version the most! So here is the recipe. Bake it on!! Continue reading “Basbousa – Middle Eastern Delicacy”
Seasonal fruits are always fresher and healthier and when its strawberry season, you grab on to every opportunity to use them in your bakes. It is such a beautiful fruit with rich and nice flavors, you can use it in so many forms in your bakes.
So this weekend, I thought of pampering myself with a cake (Well, that seldom happens!!). Picked up some fresh strawberries, a ripe banana, few basic ingredients and followed some simple steps and I had myself a wonderfully moist, soft tea cake.It can be part of my breakfast, evening tea or any other time of the day ,because who needs a reason to eat a cake 🙂 ,especially when it is made in whole wheat flour(Yeah I know, you read that right!)
Follow these simple steps with all available home ingredients and I promise you, this would satiate all your cake cravings. This recipe yields close to 1 pound cake. Continue reading “Strawberry Banana Whole Wheat Cake”