Monday, June 13, 2011

Basbousa with Pistachio Recipe

The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Basbousa with Pistachio Recipe. Enjoy preparing traditional middle eastern desserts and learn how to make Basbousa with Pistachio. 

Preparation time :     10 minutes
Cooking time :     35 minutes

Serves: 10 persons


1 cup butter or 200 g, melted
1 tin NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 397 g
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups semolina or 320 g
1½ cups pistachio nuts or 210 g, finely chopped

For the syrup:
2 cups sugar or 400 g
1½ cups water or 375 ml
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon rose water


In a bowl, combine butter, NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk and baking powder and stir well. Add semolina and mix until well-combined.

Sprinkle chopped pistachio evenly in a 28cm x 24cm baking tin. Pour semolina mixture over the pistachio and level it.

Bake in a 190°C preheated oven for 35 minutes or until top is golden.

Remove from oven and pour cooled syrup on top. Place in fridge to completely cool then cut into diamond shapes and serve.

To prepare the syrup:

Place sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and rosewater.

Cooking tips : To peel the pistachio, bring water to boil in a saucepan, add the pistachio and boil for only 10 seconds. Drain and then rub the pistachio in a kitchen cloth to remove the skin.

More Dessert Recipes:

Low Fat Basbousa with Yogurt
Basbousa Recipe
Coconut Basbousa
Knafeh Dough
Baklava with honey syrup

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