Harissa, Harisa, Haresa Arabic Semolina Cake

Recipe by Faten
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the semolina, the sugar and the butter in a large bowl. Use your hands to corporate the butter with the other ingredients until mixed well.
  • Mix the yogurt and the baking soda in a separate bowl.
  • Wait a few minutes until the yogurt doubles in size.
  • When the yogurt has doubled (or almost)pour the yogurt mix on top of the semolina mix.
  • Use your hands again to mix.
  • After you combined the two mixes, press the mix down on a small jellyroll pan or a 9x13 pyrex baking dish.
  • (The cake mix should not be more then 1 inch thick. If it is bake the cake in a bigger pan or take out the extra and bake it in a separte pan.).
  • Cut a diamond or square design in the cake witha butter knife.
  • If using almond place one in each piece.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30min to 45 mins until its a bronze brown color.
  • Pour cold syrup on top while its hot so it can absorb all through.
  • If using ground pistashios sprinkle a little on top of each square.
  • FOR THE SYRUP:
  • Mix all the ingredients for the syrup and place in saucepan on high until it boils. If using citric acid use only the the tip of a teaspoon.
  • Then reduce the heat to medium for 45 min to 1 hour until it coats a metal spoon.
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