Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake | How to make Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake

By Namita Tiwari  |  3rd Jun 2017  |  
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About Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake Recipe

Sfouf is a moist cake characterized by the intense golden colour that comes from turmeric. Aniseed adds a robust sweet flavour. Turmeric has immense health benefits. It is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Aniseed is good for digestion besides other health benefits. This makes Sfouf a healthy and delicious tea cake.

Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Namita Tiwari is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 40 minutes. This is recipe of Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake is perfect to serve 6 people. Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake by commenting on this page below!

Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake

Ingredients to make Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake

  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 3/4 + 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons aniseed
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup almonds (blanched, peeled and halved)

How to make Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake

  1. Grease and line the bottom of one 8 inch round cake pan. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Boil water. Add aniseed, cover and let steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain and keep aside anise tea till lukewarm.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together semolina, all-purpose flour, baking powder, turmeric powder and caster sugar.
  5. Add anise tea, oil to dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Decorate with almond halves.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, it is done, Else, bake for another 5-6 minutes.
  9. Remove from the pan after 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and invert onto the cooling rack.
  10. Slice when cold

My Tip:

Substitute water with milk. In that case, add just ground aniseed. You may also use toasted sesame seeds and pine nuts for decoration

Reviews for Sfouf - Lebanese Curcuma Cake (1)

Hema Mallik9 months ago

totally exotic!

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