Basbousa and Two Sorts from Date

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 301 kcal


For the basbousa:

  • 400 g Semolina
  • 50 g Grated almonds
  • 50 g Desiccated coconut
  • 90 g Sugar
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Msp Salt
  • 200 g Melted butter
  • 250 g Natural yoghurt
  • 2 Pc. Eggs
  • 2 tsp Milk
  • 20 g Almonds blanched

For the syrup:

  • 400 g Sugar
  • 400 ml Water
  • 4 tbsp Rose water

For the filled dates:

  • 5 Pc. Dates
  • 100 g Marzipan
  • 50 g Pistachios

For the date ice cream:

  • 700 ml Cream
  • 200 g Dates fresh
  • 50 g Pine nuts



  • For the syrup, first bring a small saucepan with sugar and water to the boil until the syrup has thickened. Add the rose water, stir and chill the syrup.


  • For the basbousa, put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well, you can use a whisk. Then mix in the liquid ingredients and eggs well. If the dough is too firm, add 2-3 teaspoons of milk. The dough shouldn't be too firm or too runny.
  • Take a baking tin greased with butter and pour in the dough, smooth out. Cut small diamonds with a sharp knife and decorate with blanched almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • When the basbousa is golden brown around the edges, it can be removed from the oven. Pour the cold syrup over it immediately. Please note: the basbousa must be hot and the syrup cold.

Stuffed dates:

  • For the filled dates, grind the pistachios finely and mix well with the marzipan. Core the dates and fill in the marzipan and pistachio mixture. Scatter some of the ground pistachios on top for decoration.

Date ice cream:

  • For the date ice cream, finely grind the pine nuts and dates. Put the cream in a small saucepan and heat it up. The cream must not boil. Add the dates and pine nuts to the cream and heat.
  • Chill the ice cream mass, then pour it into an ice cream maker. The ice cream is ready to serve after approx. 60 minutes.


Serving: 100gCalories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 26.8gProtein: 2.8gFat: 20.4g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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