In Egypt and around the Holy Land, Christians enjoy Basbousa (also called Hareesa or Nammoura) for Lent.
Why would a sweet, spongy semolina cake garnished with almonds because popular during a time of fasting? Not only is it a simple desert, but it is made without eggs and can be made completely vegan. (This cake does contain butter ghee.)
Connect with Christians in the Holy Land this Lent with a cup of coffee and a piece of Basbousa.
Each 1.4 lb cake is scored into 12 pieces.