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Rava Cake Basbousa

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Rava Cake, popularly known as Basbousa are small cakes made of semolina soaked in simple syrup.

Rava Cake popularly known as Basbousa is a well-known sweet semolina cake throughout the Middle Eastern region.  Basbousa is deliciously made with  semolina,  desiccated  Read More..

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Rava methai, inippu, Rabha rava Misti

How to make Rava Cake Basbousa

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Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
60 mins
Total time
70 mins
Rava Cake  Basbousa
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Semolina
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : December 14, 2016


Ingredients used in Rava Cake Basbousa
• Saffron - 1/2 grams.
• Milk - 1 cup.
• Egg - 1 numbers.
• Butter (melted) - 110 grams.
• Baking powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Sugar - 3/4 cup.
• All purpose flour - 1/2 cup.
• Desiccated coconut - 1+1/2 cup.
• Semolina (rava) - 1+1/4 cup.
• Almond essence - 3 drops.
• Sugar for syrup - 1+1/2 cup.
• Water for syrup - 1+1/2 cup.
• Lemon juice for syrup - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Rose water - 1 tea spoon.
Method:
  • Take a bowl, add semolina (rava), desiccated coconut, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, egg, milk with saffron, almond essence, mix this like a soft dough.
  • Put the dough into oven proof casserole then level it off, pre cut the top of the basbousa,
  • Bake them at 190 centigrade for 40 minutes till golden colour on top.

For Sugar syrup:

  • Heat a pan, add sugar, water, lemon juice cook it for 5 minutes and add rose water,
  • Pour the sugar syrup on the top of the basbousa and arrange the almonds on the diamond cut.
  • Put this in the oven for another 15 minutes then give cuts on earlier gashes.

DeliciousRava Cake Basbousa is now ready to serve.






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Rava Cake popularly known as Basbousa is a well-known sweet semolina cake throughout the Middle Eastern region.  Basbousa is deliciously made with  semolina,  desiccated  coconut , egg, butter combined together; flavoured with little almond essence baked in a large tray, cut into diamond shaped with an almond place on each piece and finally soaked with some sweet syrup and rose water. 

Basbousa or sweet semolina cake flavoured with rose water and lemon syrup is very popular in Egypt. This sweet cake is also known by various names such as Herissa in Alexandria, Namoura in Syria or Revani in Turkey and Greece.  There are various variations of making this wonderful and delicious sweet. This dish has always been one of the most indispensable, easy to prepare, delectable desserts prepared for Ramadan. 

The sweet cake as such is not very sweet but enhances the sweetness by soaking it with sugar syrup scented with rose water. Basbousa is a very classic dessert in the Middle Eastern countries as well as the countries along the Eastern Mediterranean areas. Rava cake is very easy to prepare and serving is a no fuss dessert. Kids will love eating this dessert for its appearance and aroma. 

Coconut is a popular addition in making of the Rava cake. The syrup can optionally contain any flavour of your choice either orange flower water or rose water. Some traditional recipes replace yogurt with eggs. Pastusha is a brilliant variant of Basbousa that originated in Kuwait and like basbousa is made of semolina soaked in sweet syrup. It is mainly characterized by the addition of finely ground pistachios and orange flower water. 

Rava cake can be somewhat a type of halwa; cooked in a different method giving different variations and flavours. This dessert is generally very tasty, light and can adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste. Semolina/ Sooji Semolina is commonly known as Sooji or Bombay Rava. It is a very versatile ingredient in Indian cooking used for preparing a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. 

Semolina is very gritty, coarse texture type of flour usually made from wheat. It contains the nutritious heart (endosperm) of the grain, which is left behind during milling when the finer flour is sifted. Semolina is milled to various grades of coarseness such as soft wheat or hard wheat (the durum variety). The latter variety is generally used for making gnocchi, pasta etc.

 Semolina is also mixed with regular flour in certain cakes and biscuits to give a crisp, crunchy texture especially with shortbreads. Recipes from Semolina Semolina is a vital ingredient in the south Indian cuisine used for preparing a variety dishes like Upma, Sooji ka halwa or kesari halwa or sheera (a softly sweet dessert made with semolina cooked in milk or water flavoured with saffron and garnished with lots of nuts), Rava Ladoo, Sweet Semolina Poori, Semolina cake, Semolina Manda, Rava dosa (savoury pancake made with sooji), Crispy fish fry with semolina etc.

 Semolina is sometimes used to coat slices of fish before it is pan fried in oil which helps in giving crispiness to the fish.

How to make Rave Cake – Basbousa:

Ingredients:

All-purpose flour                  -           ½ cup

Semolina (Rava)                  -           1 ¼ cup

Desiccated coconut             -           1 ½ cup

Almond essence                  -           3 drops

Baking powder                     -           1 tsp

Butter, melted                       -           110 gms

Egg                                         -           1 no

Lemon juice for syrup         -           ½ tsp

Milk                                         -           1 cup

Rose water                            -           1 tsp

Saffron                                   -           ½ gm

Sugar                                     -           ¾ cup

Sugar for syrup                    -           1 ½ cup

Water for syrup                     -           1 ½ cup

Directions:

Take a bowl and add semolina, desiccated coconut, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, egg, milk with saffron, almond essence and mix all ingredients to make soft dough. Put the dough into an oven proof casserole and level it nicely and lightly pre-cut the top of the Basbousa as per your desired shape. Bake the Rava cake at 190 degree C for 40 minutes till it turns golden in colour on the top. 

For making sugar syrup: Heat a pan and add sugar, water, lemon juice and allow boiling for 5 minutes and then add rose water. Pour the sugar syrup over the basbousa and arrange almonds on each diamond cut. Place the dish again in the oven for another 15 minutes and bake until done. Rava cake is a luscious, appealing and mouth-watering sweet dessert, easy to prepare and good for kids. Do try this wonderful variation and enjoy the innovative flavours. Watch and enjoy the making of Rava cake at:

https://www.vahrehvah.com/rava-cake-basbousa

 


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  • kanan1525

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wow first again

 
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  • kanan1525

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super sexy are u?????????

 
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  • Nai1216

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As always a great video, and funny

 

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  • subz153

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mawa/khoya chocolate burfi

 
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  • Serkan E

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Waawaa wiwwaaaa, my mother makes this too it's super yummy (Y)

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  • Amanda Rossouw

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wow what a treat. Thank you.

 

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  • viczai

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ahahhah you're hilarious.

 
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  • Yashwini3

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hi chef, looks very yummy, but will it taste good without egg in the halwa.

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  • SMPwhiteshadow

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I dont think u saw vahchef skin color and accent... i think its a low chance, re...


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  • sean wilson

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you can't have dairy or something? why no egg?

 
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  • Tassycrafty

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Omg, i made this last week but i used yogurt and cream and butter. It was really...

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  • ssss133hotmailcom

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just like you

 

 


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