Basbousa

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Ingredients:

Ziyad brand Semolina Coarse: 2 cups

Sugar: 1/2 cup

Margarine or Butter: 1/4 cup

Baking soda: 1/8 tsp

Baking powder: 1/2 tsp

Plain Yogurt: 5/8 cups

Ziyad brand Tahini: 1 Tbs

Pistachios (optional): About 5 without shells

Qatar (syrup): 1 cup water,1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Materials:

A baking pan

2 mixing bowls

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

A whisk

A spoon

Napkins

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Steps:

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2) Mix semolina, sugar and margarine together in a bowl.

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3) In a separate bowl stir in baking soda, baking powder and plain yogurt.

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4) Then add the semolina mixture into into the separate bowl and whisk together well.

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5) Grease pan with tahini and pour mixture into pan, spread out mixture with your hands.

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6) Place the pan into the oven carefully, bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
7)Now start making the Qatar, in a pot put the sugar, water and lemon juice, put to boil.

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8) After it’s done boiling remove from heat, then carefully with oven mittens take out pan from oven when done. Pour the boiling mixture to the pan.

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9) Let it cool while you crush the pistachios. Place them without the shells into a ziploc bag and crush it with a roller until they’re powder like. Then slice the basbousa and take a pitch of pistachio powder for each slice.

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10) Lastly, after fully cooled off get a slice(s) and place it on a plate to serve.

***Tips: You may use any other brand. This pastry has different names. Use more Qatar if needed for soft texture.
*Semolina: is a type of wheat.
Enjoy!

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