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Manal Saleh

  • 3 cups (700 ml) coarse semolina
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) flour
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) sugar
  • 1 tea spoon cinnamon, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) milk
  • 5 ounces butter
  • plain yougert to brush the top
  • almonds, halved
  • suger suyrup:
  • 4 cups (950 ml) suger
  • 2 cups (475 ml) water
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • Make syrup by dissolving sugar comletely in water in a sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil, then add lemon juice and let it thicken a little bit.
  • Cool comletely before use. (Make it a day ahead)
  • Mix sugar and milk.
  • Mix semolina, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add milk mixure.
  • Melt butter and add to the mixure.
  • Brush the baking pan with butter and add mixure.
  • Let rest for two hours.
  • With a knife cut it in diamond shape, put half an almond in the center of each one.
  • Brush the top generously with yogurt.(Helps in getting nice golden color
  • Heat oven to 475 degrees (250 C.) F. and bake till top has golden color.
  • Immediately pour sugar syrup over so it will absorb it. It may look that the syrup is too much but it will absorb it. Enjoy!

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