Basbousa Cheesecake

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Authorksalman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

This basbousa cheesecake with a Middle Eastern makeover features a buttery digestive biscuit base a rich cheesecake layer topped with a delicious basbousa layer sweetened with rose water scented sugar syrup ties the flavors together.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr

First layer:
 2 tbsp cream
 0.550 lbs digestive biscuit, crushed
 1/2 cup butter, soft
Second layer:
 1 cup milk powder
 3/4 cup yogurt
 1/4 cup caster sugar
 3 cubes cream cheese
Third layer:
 0.375 lbs cream
 1/4 cup caster sugar
 1/4 cup sunflower oil
 1 egg
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp vanilla essence
 1/2 cup semolina
To garnish:
 sugar syrup
 minced pistachios

1

Mix first layer ingredients (cream, biscuit and butter). Pour into a cheesecak pan and press it well onto the base of the pan. Place it in the oven until thickens.

2

Using the electric mixer, mix the ingredients of the second layer at medium speed till smooth (milk powder, yogurt, sugar and cream cheese) . Pour mixture over first layer. Place it again in the over until thickens.

3

Mix the ingredients of the third layer for one minute (cream, sugar, oil, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and semolina). Pour mixture over the second layer and spread evenly. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 355F until golden brown.

4

Remove pan from oven.

5

Directly, pour sugar syrup at room temperature over basbousa cheesecake while it is hot.

6

Garnish with minced pistachios. Let it cool. Serve

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Ingredients

First layer:
 2 tbsp cream
 0.550 lbs digestive biscuit, crushed
 1/2 cup butter, soft
Second layer:
 1 cup milk powder
 3/4 cup yogurt
 1/4 cup caster sugar
 3 cubes cream cheese
Third layer:
 0.375 lbs cream
 1/4 cup caster sugar
 1/4 cup sunflower oil
 1 egg
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp vanilla essence
 1/2 cup semolina
To garnish:
 sugar syrup
 minced pistachios

Directions

1

Mix first layer ingredients (cream, biscuit and butter). Pour into a cheesecak pan and press it well onto the base of the pan. Place it in the oven until thickens.

2

Using the electric mixer, mix the ingredients of the second layer at medium speed till smooth (milk powder, yogurt, sugar and cream cheese) . Pour mixture over first layer. Place it again in the over until thickens.

3

Mix the ingredients of the third layer for one minute (cream, sugar, oil, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and semolina). Pour mixture over the second layer and spread evenly. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 355F until golden brown.

4

Remove pan from oven.

5

Directly, pour sugar syrup at room temperature over basbousa cheesecake while it is hot.

6

Garnish with minced pistachios. Let it cool. Serve

Basbousa Cheesecake

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