Turmeric – A Yellow Miracle

Turmeric turns things a beautiful yellow. It is used as a spice as well as a dye. Dishes with turmeric have a tenderly bitter and mild, peppery flavour. Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and in some languages is also called yellow ginger or yellow root.

Turmeric is a vital ingredient of curry powder and it's what gives curry dishes their yellow hue.

It goes very well with legume or poultry dishes, vegetables, fish, meat and potatoes and is divine in chutneys. Turmeric is a bit sensitive to light and shouldn't be stored for a very long time - any light exposure diminishes the flavour.

The spice has many positive effects on our health and immune system and therefore counts among the superfoods.


  • reduces free radicals and has a rejuvenating effect on our bodies
  • accelerates cellular metabolism and digestion and therefore supports weight loss
  • is the number 1 flu remedy and strengthens the immune system

I particularly love Sonnentor's new Turmeric Latte Spice Mix Kurkuma Milchmischung von Sonnentor. It comes in vanilla and ginger flavours and is a quick and delicious alternative to tea and coffee. I have now used it in a cake. Sfouf is a bit of a different kind of cake: it's a traditional Lebanese dish, quick to make and beautifully yellow.


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1 baking dish


  • 2 cups bread wheat (for a gluten-free option, use polenta)
  • 2 cups normal (or gluten-free) flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1,5 TBSP Sonnentor's Kurkuma Latte Vanille (turmeric latte vanilla spice mix)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1,5 cups sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 cups mild, neutral vegetable oil (e.g. sunflower)
  • 1 egg
  • sesame paste, tahini paste or vegetable oil
  • pine nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (upper/lower) or 180°C (fan).
  2. Combine bread wheat/polenta, flour, milk, turmeric and baking powder.
  3. Dissolve the sugar in water, combine with oil and add the mixture to the dry ingredients together with the egg. Mix well until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Grease a baking form with sesame paste or oil. Pour the batter in the form and garnish with pine nuts.
  5. Bake in your preheated oven for 30 minutes, until golden. Let the cake cool down before cutting it into squares.

You can use a conventional coffee mug as a cup measure.