Shamiya (Shameeya)-Kikat Smida-Harchat Fran-Moroccan Semolina Cake / Chamia-Gâteau marocain à la semoule!
This traditional Moroccan cake version doesn't include sugar syrup, instead, the cake is topped with a delicious date/almond glaze . This is one of the cakes that makes me feel Moroccan-Soussiya down to the tips of my toe nails! There are times when something very sweet and old fashioned, is exactly what you need for a winter dessert after a comforting meal, and for me, it has always been either Meskouta or Shamiya, served with some fresh whipped cream or even plain, bringing a smile of nostalgia as I recall my mother and grandmother making this exquisite, yet simple cake! The use of semolina in this cake provides a unique perfect texture that will impress you, and you will not be able to hear yourself think or talk, let alone talk to anyone around you! It is so popular in Morocco that you can see several old or young vendors, nearly anywhere, carrying plastic or wood trays packed with freshly made Shamiya. There are a lot of different Shamiya recipes in Morocco, but th