Kiri Basbousa and Orange Jam

  • Serves 3
  • 60 Mins


  • 1 cup of semolina
  • 1 cup of grinded coconut
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 spoon of Orange blossom water

Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of orange juice
  • 1 spoon of lemon juice
  • 1 spoon of rose water

The filling

  • 6 Kiri® pieces
  • 1 spoon of orange jam
  • ½ cup of grinded pistachio
  • 1 spoon of Rose water


Cooking Directions

Instructions to prepare sugar syrup:

  1. Add orange juice and sugar to a saucepan.
  2. Place the pan on high temperature to melt the sugar and boil the mixture decrease the temperature and leave the mixture to rest for around 8 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon juice and the rose water.
  4. Leave the mixture aside to cool down.

Instructions to prepare the filling:

  1. Add 6 pieces of kiri to a bowl and mash them well using a fork.
  2. Add the  pistachio, the jam, and the rose water and stir well.

Instructions to prepare Kiri Basbousa and Orange Jam:

  1. In a big bowl, mix the semolina, coconut, yogurt, melted butter, baking powder, salt, and rose water.
  2. Stir well.
  1. Using a brush, we add some tihini to all the sides of the oven trays.
  2. We distribute the semolina in the trays equally with the filling in between.
  3. Leave them for about half an hour.
  4. Put the trays in the oven under a medium temperature for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden.
  5. After you take it out of the oven, pour the cold syrup directly to absorb it.
  6. Decorate it with grinded pistachio. It is served with ice cream.