Sfouf- Lebanese Tea Cake With Semolina &Turmeric

Turmeric Cake

Sfouf- Lebanese Tea Cake With Semolina &Turmeric

Lebanese cuisine is very famous for it’s variety of sweets. These sweets are heavily laded with sugar, cheese and lots and lots of butter. One dessert stands out for it’s sweet and melt in the mouth texture is the Sfouf . This is a famous Lebanese dessert which is characterized by it’s intense yellow color due to the use of turmeric.


Dry Mixture
1 3/4 cup Fine Semolina
1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
¾ cup Ghee / Oil
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Ground Anise Seed
1/4 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp ground green cardamom
12 nos of Blanched Almonds or pinenuts
1 tsp white sesame seeds
Wet Mixture
1 ½ cup Whole Milk
1 1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp orange essence

Full recipe: Sfouf- Lebanese Tea Cake With Semolina &Turmeric

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