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Egyptian nut cakes

Syrup for Basbousa:

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Melt butter in a saucepan over moderate heat; set aside and allow to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine sugar and buttermilk. In another bowl, combine semolina flour, vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda. Add semolina mixture to buttermilk mixture; stir in melted butter and mix well. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray; pour in cake batter. Bake for about twenty-five to thirty minutes; pour syrup over the top of warm cake.


Syrup: In a saucepan, combine sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for twenty to twenty-five minutes. Syrup will thicken as it cools.


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