Valentines Mood, Soufouf and My Adored Cousin

As I already told you, I’ve been in a Valentines mood for quite a while… And my adored cousin mentioned she wanted to bake Soufouf (or Sfouf) so I decided to post this recipe for her… Toubs, I know you are reading and I hope you will smile when seeing the heart shaped little cakes with almonds (because you like them)and pine nuts. (For those of you that don’t know this cake, it’s a Lebanese specialty that is usually cut in squares and that has less pine nuts than as seen here in the picture).


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 TBL of Anise powder
  • 1 TBL of Saffron
  • 1 TBL of Baking Powder
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 TBL sesame oil (Tahina)
  • 1 egg yolk (to shine)
  • cognac (optional)
  • pine nuts (as much as you like) usually 1/3 cup is enough. I like it with more


  • Preheat the oven at 200C
  • Mix all the ingredients together (except for the sugar)
  • Mix sugar + water, and add this mix to the flour mix
  • on a big mold, put a bit of sesame oil (Tahina) and spread the mix
  • Beat the egg yolk with the cognac (if available) and spread on top pf the mix
  • Add the pine nuts on top
  • Cook for 20minutes
  • Enjoy the yummy Soufouf with a moist texture (on top), like you like them Toubs =)

And a cute info: It’s the recipe of my grand-mother’s grand-mother =)

I miss eating with you,



6 thoughts on “Valentines Mood, Soufouf and My Adored Cousin

  1. Jadooore tes recettes…trooop drole … jai pense aux sfoufs y’a qlqs joyrs et je me suis dit badda telephone special sfouf chez mere ou belle-mere!!Ms Soraya fait bien son job…;)

  2. moi aussi ca me manques
    nos dejeuner
    nos diner
    nos spa
    nos rencontres
    nos road trips
    mi manchi bella,veramente tantissimo!!
    merci pour la recette !!!!
    na2esne !

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