The farina cake is a very popular dish and has many different versions throughout the Middle East. In Arabic, it is called basbusa, which means “kiss.” It is very fitting for this particular sweet cake.
I have created my own personal version of the recipe for a few reasons. At home, I use spelt, rather than white or wheat flour, as it is much healthier, creates a better texture and has a sweet, nutty taste that compliments the cake well. (more…)