harissa or namoura or basbousa

This is my aunt's recipe, which my mom swears on. it's very good.

if you add coconut i think the name changes but honestly i have no clue what to call this it depends on who i'm talking to.

NOTE: This recipe is a WIP i only got instructions until "let it rest for 1 hour"...going to try it this weekend to see how long to bake for and at what temp


1 cup
1 cup
1/2 cup
Fine semolina
2 cups
baking powder
2 teaspoons
baking soda
1/4 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon
unsalted butter
2 sticks
enough to line the baking sheet


  1. Mix the yogurt, sugar, milk, and baking soda in a bowl, until no lumps of yogurt are visible
  2. In another bowl, mix the semolina, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add melted butter to the bowl with the semolina. Mix well. make sure there are no dry lumps.
  4. Mix the semolina mixture into the yogurt mixture
  5. Pour the mixture into a baking sheet greased with tahini
  6. Spread it and let it sit for an hour for the semolina to hydrate
  7. 20 minutes before baking, preheat your oven to 400F
  8. Feel free to top with halved or slivered almonds
  9. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is a light gold color
  10. After taking it out, cover with some simple syrup. About a cup, but up to you. Make sure it is cold or room temperature.