Namoora (Basboosa) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Namoora (Basboosa) Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 2 hrs

Namoora (Basboosa)

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 50 mins

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.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • Dry farina is commonly sold in the US under the Cream of Wheat® brand.
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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 13, 2011

This dessert was so delicious, one of my friends asked me to make it for his birthday instead of cake! I used more tahini than originally called for (about 1/4 cup instead of 1 tbsp) because I had trouble getting the paste to spread far enough on the bottom of the dish, and I only used about half the syrup in the end. The dessert was deliciously nutty and had a nice moist, slightly grainy texture without being too sticky.

 
May 22, 2012

Picky Syrian approved! Orange water is a must for authentic flavor.

 

5 Ratings

Apr 04, 2014

Delicious! Actually, the ingredients are not expensive at all, I found everything at a middle eastern halal market. Thank you Basboos :)

 
Mar 24, 2014

This is The authentic version. Loved it. Thank you for posting it on ALLRECECIPES

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.6 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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