Fenugreek Olive-Oil Cake

Saniyit Hulba

Preparation info

  • Serves

    12–15

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This uniquely Palestinian confection is often made for nursing mothers as fenugreek is said to increase milk production. The seeds have a strong bitter flavor; soaking or blanching them, then discarding the water, removes some of this bitterness. Don’t be surprised if your skin smells slightly of maple syrup after eating this irresistible sweet!