Friday, February 1, 2013

Namoura with Yogurt Recipe

Photo: Namoura with Yogurt Recipe

The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Namoura with Yogurt recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Arabic Food and learn how to make Namoura with Yogurt.

Author's note: 
One Arabic dessert I could never tire of would be the ever so popular namoura. This cake is extremely easy to make and requires very little ingredients so even the kitchen newbie will get it perfect anytime. After moving to Saudi I was taught that tahine is a better choice in coating the pans than the usual butter and oil many people use. Tahine is by far the Arabs choice when baking sweets. 

Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Recipe Type: Desserts

Level: Easy
Source: Ya Salam Cooking

1-3/4 cups yogurt
2 cups semolina
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons rose water
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons tahine
slivered almonds to garnish
Sugar syrup for topping

1. In a large bowl add yogurt, semolina, sugar, rose water and baking powder. Mix well. In an 8×8 dish add tahine. Brush all over the bottom and sides of pan. Carefully pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top. Cut into squares or lozenges then press an almond into the middle of each piece. Leave aside to rest for at least one hour.

2. Pre-heat oven to 375F and allow to bake 30-40 minutes or until cake is golden. Remove from the oven and carefully pour syrup on top and all to soak for at least 2o minutes.

Yields: 10 servings

More Arabic Food Recipes: 

Makroud (Fried date cookies)
Makroud el Louse Recipe
Halawet El-Riz   
Date stuffed semolina cookies (Ma'amoul)  

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