Feel like cake but want something a bit different? Try our amazing Sfouf (Turmeric and Semolina Cake) recipe! Made with Pantry to Plate’s incredible 100% Turmeric Powder, this traditional middle eastern cake will leave you wanting more!


1/2 Cup of Plain Flour
1 1/2 Cups of fine Semolina
1 Tbsp of ground Turmeric
1/2 Tbsp of ground Aniseed
1 Tsp of Baking Powder
1 Cup of Milk
1 1/4 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of extra virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp of pure Vanilla Essence
1 Tbsp Tahini
Sesame Seeds to sprinkle on top


  1. Pre-heat a fan-forced oven to 160ºC
  2. Mix plain flour, semolina, turmeric, ground aniseed and baking powder together
  3. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, mix milk and sugar until sugar starts to dissolve. Add oil and vanilla essence.
  4. Still using the mixer, slowly mix in dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well combined. The dough should be runny (similar to a batter).
  5. Use a tablespoon of tahini to coat a 23cm square baking tray. (Can use baking paper if preferred)
  6. Pour the mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Bake in oven for 30 min and use the 'skewer test' to make sure the cake is completely cooked through.

If you want a more Mediterranean flavour, substitute vanilla for half a teaspoon of rose water or blossom water


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