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Basbousa Recipe


Arabic desserts

Total Time : Serves 11

HOW TO PREPARE Basbousa Recipe

Combine NESTLÉ Cream, sugar, milk, vanilla powder, baking powder and butter. Stir until sugar dissolves.

Add semolina to the milk cream mixture and stir until well combined.

Grease a 35cm x 28cm oven tray with butter. Pour semolina mixture in and arrange the surface at one level then decorate with almond halves.

Bake in 175°C preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Remove from oven and pour the syrup equally.

Set aside to cool, use a sharp knife to cut in square or diamond patterns and serve.

To prepare the syrup:

Boil water and sugar for 5-6 minutes, remove from heat, stir with rose water and allow cooling to room temperature.

Nutritional Information For Basbousa Recipe

Per Portion of 300g

Energy : 717.00 Kcal
Protein : 13.00 g
Carbohydrate : 122.00 g
Fats : 21.00 g

Your Grocery List

  • 1 tin Nestlé® Cream Original or 170 g
  • 1 cup sugar or 200 g
  • 2¾ cups milk or 690 ml
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup butter or 150 g, melted
  • 5 cups semolina or 800 g
  • ½ cup almonds or 70 g, halved
  • For the syrup:

  • 1¾ cups water or 440 ml
  • 2½ cups sugar or 500 g
  • 2 tablespoons rose water


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