soji squares

Yudhika’s Sugar ‘n Spice recipes: Soji Squares

Sugar 'n Spice - Soji Squares

Sugar ‘n Spice – Soji Squares

Warm baked Soji Squares soaked in honey syrup…this quick and easy recipe will have you in and out the kitchen in a flash. This recipe is perfect served after a feast with tea or coffee…just for when you don’t feel like a creamy dessert.

I call these Soji Squares but they are also known as Basbosa. They are popular in the Middle East…they are sometimes topped with almonds or pistachios.

Basbosa or Soji Squares

Basbosa or Soji Squares

Soji Squares

Ingredients

250ml semolina or taystee wheat
100ml sugar
150ml cake flour
60ml grounds almonds
10ml baking powder
100ml melted butter
150ml full cream milk

Syrup:
150ml honey
100ml cold water
30ml orange blossom essence

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Place the semolina, sugar, cake flour, ground almonds and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
Whisk the dry ingredients to evenly combine.
Add the melted butter and milk.
Mix well until smooth.
Place the mixture in a well-greased oven proof casserole and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and slice immediately.

Combine the honey and water in a small AMC pan.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes – the syrup should not be thick.
Pour the orange blossom essence into the honey syrup and stir.
Pour the hot syrup over the soji squares as they come out of the oven.
Leave the squares to soak.
Serve garnished with rose petals or almonds.