Namoora (Basboosa)

Namoora (Basboosa)

Basma Yacoub 5

"Middle Eastern dessert."
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1 h 50 m servings 286 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  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.



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 h...

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

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

This is really sweet! The next time I make it I plan to reduce the sugar, and increase the orange flower water. It did seem a little less sweet the day after I made it, so maybe you just need ...

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