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Semolina Cake

Semolina Cake

It has been many years since I’ve made a Semolina Cake. I remember purchasing a mix for it at a middle eastern store and had made it at home.

This cake pictured above is from a restaurant.  It is one of my favorite Mediterranean desserts.  It has the same sweetness as baklava, and that’s because it is drenched in the same simple syrup.  They usually make a large pan of it, cut it into diamonds and place an almond in the center of each piece.

The consistency can be a bit grainy (like cornbread) but it is so delicious, the syrup makes it soft and moist.  If you want to try making one at home, you can search for semolina cake recipes online, they also call it Basbousa, Basboosa, Harissa, Harisa, Harisi, there are many variations on the name.  If you enjoy baklava, I’m sure you will love this.