Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)

Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)

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"A Lebanese dessert that is not overly sweet. It is pleasing to the American palate due to it's lack of rose water and orange blossom essence, found in most Middle Eastern desserts. Sahteyn! (bon appetit!)"

Ingredients

servings 263 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix semolina, flour, turmeric and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add flour mixture and oil and beat with an electric beater at medium speed for 5 minutes. This step is essential, do not use any shortcuts.
  4. Pour into a prepared 9 inch round pan. Sprinkle top with pine nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 35 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out dry.

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My whole family really enjoyed this recipe!! Its very yummy!! The younger ones put syrup on top to make it even sweeter.

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It has a very pungent taste that wasn't very pleasing. I assume it is an acquired taste, but my family and I disliked it.

My whole family really enjoyed this recipe!! Its very yummy!! The younger ones put syrup on top to make it even sweeter.

I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out delicious! As I grow older I'm getting more and more turned off of overly sweet desserts, so this was perfect. I love the taste of turmeric, but i...

AWESOME CAKE. I love Middle Eastern cooking, and the turmeric is such a pleasant surprise. Shukran :)

It has a very pungent taste that wasn't very pleasing. I assume it is an acquired taste, but my family and I disliked it.

I added a good amount or rose water, and I cooked it longer in a gas oven.

I made this for a dinner club party themed "Mushrooms and Turmeric." I was excited to find a recipe that actually fit the theme. It was good and served its purpose but was not one of my favori...

I made this cake using Chinese five spice instead of turmeric, and it was great. I really liked the texture. Without the spice, it's also a great eggless cake recipe.

I use fine semolina and no milk. Turns out perfect. I add sesame seeds on top instead of pine nuts

Yum! Easy to make, not too sweet, and great crumbly texture. Thanks!