Khobz Mbesses

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Khobz Mbesses is an Algerian sweet cake made of a semolina or farina mixed with eggs.

Khobz Mbesses Recipe


By Monish Gujral Published: February 5, 2016

    Khobz Mbesses is an Algerian sweet cake made of a semolina or farina mixed with eggs.



    1. Mix eggs, flour, sugar, milk, yeast and melted butter in a large bowl Add water slowly and blend into a wet consistency
    2. Grease the baking tray and pour the batter. With the help of a wooden spoon spread evenly in the dish
    3. Cover the dish with a plastic wrap or a damp towel. Let it rest till it nearly double its size
    4. Remove the plastic wrap and gently press the dough evenly and garnish with nuts
    5. Pre-heat the oven to 18 degree centigrade Bake for about 40 minutes till golden brown
    6. In a pan bring water, honey, rose essence and sugar along with orange juice and zest to a boil and simmer till its become a little thick
    7. Pour over the cake once its ready and serve after one hour

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