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Sfoof (Lebanese Semolina Cake)



50 piece(s)


  • 500 grams Boiling water
  • 6 star anise
  • 650 grams sugar
  • 650 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 200 grams semolina
  • 210 grams sunflower oil, or other non flavoured oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons tumeric
  • sesame seeds
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180°C.  Grease & line a baking tray (28 x 44 cm) with baking paper.

    2. Soak star anise in the boiling water for 5-10 mins.  Disgaurd the star anise and keep the water.

    3. Add sugar & retained water, dissolve 2 min/60°C/sp 2.

    4. Add remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds.  Mix  20 sec/sp 6.

    5. Pour mixture into baking tray and sprinkle the top with sesame seeds.

    6. Bake for 30 mins or until skewer comes out clean.

    7. Allow to cool completely, slice and store in an air tight container.


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  • Very nice flavours and quite unusual for us. I...

    Submitted by JeffnJulie on 29. October 2018 - 15:43.

    Very nice flavours and quite unusual for us. I made as muffins which worked well and cooked for 15 minutes. Thank you for the recipe

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  • Thanks Belinda   Glad you

    Submitted by AmandaAR on 9. June 2015 - 18:14.

    Thanks Belinda  tmrc_emoticons.)  Glad you enjoyed it!


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  • loved this cake - so

    Submitted by Belinda on 9. June 2015 - 18:09.

    loved this cake - so different adn fresh taste . I really enjoyed the texture too!

    Belinda, California USA

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  •   Another delicious one, I

    Submitted by DiannseHicks on 11. May 2015 - 13:33.


    Another delicious one, I should try this at home. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Very yummy cake!!  I would

    Submitted by Rapha on 5. May 2015 - 13:34.

    Very yummy cake!!  tmrc_emoticons.) I would probably reduce the amount of sugar but is def a great recipe and a great anti-inflammatory cake with turmeric tmrc_emoticons.;) 

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