Babousa, also known as Basbousa, is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made from semolina flour and soaked in sweet syrup. The dessert is known for its grainy texture and sweet, syrupy flavor.
The base of babousa is made from a mixture of semolina flour, sugar, and coconut, which is then mixed with yogurt, eggs, and melted butter. The mixture is then poured into a baking dish and baked until golden brown.
Once the babousa is baked, it is immediately soaked in a sweet syrup made from sugar, water, and lemon juice. The syrup is absorbed by the cake, making it moist and sweet.
Babousa can be served warm or cold, and is often garnished with nuts, such as almonds or pistachios. It is a popular dessert during Ramadan and other festive occasions in the Middle East.