Yellow Cake with Grape Molasses “Sfouf b’Debes”

Sfouf b’Debs

Yellow cake with grape molasses “Sfouf b’Debes”

Grape molasses has many uses. It can be used to sweeten cookies, cakes and breads. It can be made into a refreshing drink and can also be used to flavor puddings, BBQ sauce and gravies. We recommend you try “Sfouf b’Debes” for a truly delicious food experience.

Recipe: Yellow cake with grape molasses or “Sfouf b’Debes”

Ingredients: (makes 11 pieces)

150g of ferkha flour

150g of flour

200g of grape molasses

75g of vegetable oil

20g of powdered milk

5g of baking powder

200g of warm water

5g of instant yeast

5g of powdered aniseeds


Pinch of sesame seeds

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to medium heat.
  2. Mix flours, powdered milk, instant yeast, baking powder and the powdered aniseeds.
  3. Add the vegetable oil and rub well.
  4. Add the grape molasses and the warm water.
  5. Spread the tahini in a nonstick oven pan and pour the mixture.
  6. Spread the sesame seeds.
  7. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes, and then put it in the oven for 25 minutes
  8. Serve cold.

Learn more about molasses!


“Beit el Mouzareh” in West Bekaa

Saturday September 30, 2017 was a beautiful autumn day to have a farmers’ market in the West Bekaa!

Lina, host and mouneh producer on darb el karam

The event organized by the Food Heritage Foundation in collaboration with arcenciel, was hosted by Chateau Kefraya. Around ten producers from the Bekaa region displayed local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, organic food, traditional mouneh (preserves), soap and other local produce.

Traditional mouneh from the ladies of Saghbine

Beit el Mouzareh” or the house of the farmer is an initiative by arcenciel – agriculture program to support farmers and producers from the Bekaa region. The souk was founded in 2016 and is held every Sunday during summer at the convent of Tanail.

Salamouneh onions, honey and other local products

For the first time, the souk moved to the West Bekaa to include producers from darb el karam – food trail and others from the villages around the trail.

Organic vegetables from Le Potager

Visitors from Beirut and neighboring villages enjoyed delicious healthy food and wine while supporting local farmers and women.

Natural soaps from Anjar

Events Souk aal Souk

Winter Souk in AUB

Winter Souk_Flyer_web

In collaboration with ESDU, the Food Heritage Foundation is organizing a “Winter Souk” Farmers’ Market on Thursday February 18, 2016 in AUB – FAFS courtyard from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The market will present around 15 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, organic and local products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.).

Fun and educational activities will be proposed at our nutrition booth!

Events Souk aal Souk

Back to School Souk 2015 in AUB

To celebrate the beginning of the new academic year, the Food Heritage Foundation and the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) are organizing a “Back to School Souk” Farmers’ Market on Wednesday September 16, 2015 in AUB – FAFS courtyard from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The market will present around 20 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, traditional and healthy products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.).

The event is supported by Waterfront City Cares.

Back to school souk 2015


Souk aal Souk visits the city

Flowers and plants
Flowers and plants

On Sunday July 12, 2015, the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit at the American University in Beirut and the Food Heritage Foundation brought their farmers’ market “Souk aal Souk” to Zalka – Amaret Shalhoub. The souk was organized in collaboration with the municipality of Zalka – Amaret Shalhoub that gave its full support in preparing the event.

souk aal souk 7.12.2

Souk aal Souk farmers’ market which was established in 2013 with the support of the social responsibility initiative of Waterfront City, promotes local food production and healthy eating habits in academic institutions such as AUB and LAU where it is organized on a regular basis.

Kids corner
Kids corner

Traditional sweets and marzipan
Traditional sweets and marzipan

For the first time, Souk aal Souk came out of the academic framework and went to the city of Zalka – Amaret Shalhoub bringing food producers from different Lebanese regions to showcase traditional sweets, organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, fresh juices, flowers etc. In addition, a special kid’s corner was organized with drawing and coloring activities. Cirqu’enciel also performed an acrobatic street show which added more fun to the ambiance.

All kind of mouneh
All kind of mouneh

Cirquenciel acrobatic show
Cirquenciel acrobatic show

Cirquenciel acrobatic show
Cirquenciel acrobatic show

Visitors coming mainly from the Metn and Keserwan regions, welcomed the idea of the souk and what it has to offer from local and traditional foods, and demanded to have the farmers’ market organized periodically. On the other side, producers were also satisfied from this experience and showed their enthusiasm of finding new marketing opportunities for their products in urban settings other than Beirut.


Souk aal Souk in Zalka – Amaret Shalhoub!

Souk aal Souk – Farmers’ Market – is visiting

Zalka – Amaret Shalhoub for the first time!

Souk Aal Souk is going beyond educational institutes and giving urban residents a chance to meet food producers and farmers from Metn/Keserwan and other Lebanese regions and buy local and healthy products.

Visit us this Sunday July 12, from 3-8 pm for some delicious food and fun activities!

Location: His Excellency Michel El Murr Street, Zalka – Amaret Shalhoub

This event is organized by the Food Heritage Foundation and the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit in collaboration with Zalka municipality and with support of Waterfront City Cares.

Come support local producers!

Free entrance



Summer Farmers’ Market in AUB

Summer souk

Celebrate the end of the academic year and the beginning of Summer season this Wednesday May 6th, 2015 with the farmers and producers of Souk aal Souk – Farmers’ Market.

Join us in the courtyard the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences – AUB from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to support local producers and enjoy delicious traditional food!