This Middle Eastern dessert made with semolina and yoghurt is called basboosa. After baking the dessert is soaked with a rose water syrup.
Something else. this is wonderful and so simple. I made this as a Ramadan dessert treat for my DH and his friends. I upped the coconut by 1 tbsp. Decreased the sugar in the syrup by 1/4 cup and just boiled it a bit longer to get the right consistency for simple syrup. I had homemade rosewater my sister in law made and it is a bit stronger than store-bought. I still upped the rosewater by about 1tbsp. I just taste-tested the syrup after it was finished and adjusted accordingly. The flavor was not overpowering and was just perfect. Orange blossom water can also be substituted. **You may see semolina flour packaged as "cream of wheat" in a Middle Eastern or Indian grocery; it is the same as semolina flour, just a different name. Even though mine got a little too brown on top, it did not affect the flavor. Next time I'll only do 1 minute under the broiler. As it cools, it will absorb the simple syrup. These are also just as good served cold. Thanks so much for this wonderful simple recipe that will become a staple for my husband's sweet tooth! - 29 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. This was delicious! I used only a fraction of the syrup called for however - saved the rest as most of the first batch got eaten today by friends and coworkers! I also had only 3/4 cup of yoghurt but went ahead anyway. I upped the coconut slightly and ended up having to cook it an additional 6 minutes, and then under the broiler for about 45 seconds. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. This is indeed a good recipe, i just made slight changes as follows: did not use rose water for the syrup, bud added 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and boiled together, once boiled, just stirred in 1-2 tablespoons honey. And used smaller baking dish, basboosa was thick and delicious! Thanks a lot! - 29 Sep 2008