Lebanese Semolina Cake Namoura

Lebanese Namoura is an incredible syrup-soaked semolina cake, similar to basbousa, yet different. Namoura is made with fine semolina and drenched in a sugary orange-blossom syrup.

The orange blossom syrup is made with orange blossom water, sugar, water, and a squeeze of lemon.

The semolina cake is made with sugar, fine semolina, baking powder, yogurt, and butter.

Add the fine semolina and sugar to a bowl.

Add melted butter on top.

Mix the semolina, sugar, and butter together. 

Add the baking powder to the yogurt. It should bubble.

Mix the yogurt and semolina cake base together. 

In a parchment-lined baking dish, spread the semolina cake batter evenly. 

Cut the namoura and add some melted butter on top. 

Bake the namoura in the oven for around 35-45 minutes at 400 ℉ (205 ℃).

While the namoura is baking in the oven, prepare the orange blossom simple syrup. In a small pot, add the water and sugar.  Bring to a boil until it has a thick consistency. 

Add some lemon juice and orange blossom water. Set aside to cool off. 

Once the semolina cake is out of the oven, pour the orange blossom syrup over it. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.