Recipe: Sfoof, sesame cake from Lebanon

Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
December 16, 2009

SesameI tried many middle-eastern desserts, and I know that they're delicious, but I must admit that I'm always surprised when I try a new one.
Cook this cake from Lebanon, flavoured with anise, turmeric and sesame: it's really quick, simple and tasty.

It can be stored for a few days, and it's better to serve it warm.


Sfoof, sesame cake from Lebanon

150g durum wheat flour
100g all-purpose flour
100g sugar
175ml milk
50g butter
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp anise seeds
2 tbsp tahini
sesame seeds for garnishment

Mix the durum wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, turmeric and anise seeds.
Dissolve the baking powder into milk. Add melted butter and milk to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spread tahini on a baking pan and pour in the mixture.
Draw some diamonds on the surface and garnish each diamon with a pinch of sesame seeds.
Bake in preheated 180° C (356 F) oven 30 minutes.

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This recipe joins 3rd Mediterranean Cooking Event – Lebanon.
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Author: Joanne (URL)

I love sesame in sweet things. This looks like such a delicious cake!

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