Lebanese Turmeric Cake

This variation on semolina and turmeric cake (called sfouf in Lebanon) is light and not-too-sweet...the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. The turmeric and almonds add an unusual brain boosting combination.
Serves 8-12
Brain Healthy Ingredients: 

To serve this cake in the traditional way, don't cut it into slices. Instead, cut it into small squares or diamonds.

  • 1 1/2 cups semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 1/8 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup slivered or blanched almonds
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix semolina, flour, baking powder, and turmeric and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add flour mixture and melted butter and beat together.
  • Pour the batter into a greased, 9-inch round pan. Add almonds to the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.