Namoora (Basboosa)

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Middle Eastern dessert.

2
2
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)

  • 2 cups dry farina cereal

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 16 blanched almond halves

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water (Optional)

Directions

  1. Line a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with aluminum foil and generously butter the foil. Spread the tahini evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan in a thin layer.

  2. Mix together farina cereal with 1 1/2 cup of sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Mix in the yogurt and 1 tablespoon of softened butter gently with your hands until the dough is smooth. Spread dough out into the prepared baking dish. Pat the surface smooth. Cover the dish with foil, and allow to stand at room temperature for 2 hours. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 16 squares; push an almond half gently into the top of each square.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the dessert is set and the top is lightly golden brown, about 30 minutes.

  5. While the dessert is baking, make the syrup. Place 2 cups of sugar into a saucepan with the water, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Stir in the lemon juice, and boil the syrup for 5 minutes; stir in butter and orange flower water until combined. Pour the hot syrup over the dessert as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let cool for 1 to 2 hours to let the syrup absorb before serving.

Editor's Note:

Dry farina is commonly sold in the US under the Cream of Wheat(R) brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
3g Fat
63g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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