Turmeric cake – sfouf. Sfouf is a Middle Eastern semolina turmeric cake, made with simple ingredients, no eggs and no butter. Believe it or not, one of the simplest, most delicious cakes I've ever had in my life. Still not exactly my grandmother's cake… but I think it's time to accept that, no matter how much I try.
Turmeric is actually one of those popular "superfoods," as it is loaded. This aromatic turmeric tahini cake is a Paleo take on a popular Lebanese dessert called sfouf. Typically made in a baking pan and sliced into squares like brownies. You can cook Turmeric cake – sfouf using 12 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Turmeric cake – sfouf
- You need 5 cups of flour.
- You need 2 cups of sugar.
- You need 1 cup of vegetable oil.
- It’s 1 1/2 cups of water.
- It’s 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
- You need 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Prepare 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder.
- It’s 1 tablespoon of aniseed powder.
- You need 1 teaspoon of mahlab, if available.
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of tahini, sesame paste.
- You need of – For garnishing:.
- It’s 10 of almonds, cut in halves.
Sfouf is a Lebanese cake that's made with semolina flour and turmeric. I've created my own version that is a bit sweeter, moist and holds up to the title of "cake." Turmeric cake is the translation, and sfoof or sfouf the transliteration from Arabic. Cakes with semolina are popular across the Middle East and sfoof can be found with many variations from. Sfouf is a Middle Eastern semolina turmeric cake, made with simple ingredients, no eggs and no butter.
Turmeric cake – sfouf step by step
- Preheat the oven to medium heat..
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, except the water and the tahini paste. Mix well..
- Add gradually the water while kneading until you get a medium/soft batter. Add more water if needed..
- Brush a 30 cm diameter baking tray with tahini paste and pour the batter in the tray. Flatten and smooth the top..
- Decorate with almond halves and bake for around 30 min until the top is golden in color..
- Leave aside to cool. Serve pieces cut into medium-sized squares..
It's vegan-friendly, light and simply delightful! Ever made any Nammoura or Maamoul Madd? They are kinda cousins to Sfouf and the best place to buy them in. Sfouf is a sweet almond cake popular in Lebanon. The dessert gets its beautiful golden hue from turmeric, a powerful antioxidant with anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties.