MAHLEP GROUND BAG 10GR

MAHLEP GROUND BAG 10GR

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Mahlab or mahlep is an aromatic spice made from the seeds of the St Lucie Cherry (Prunus mahaleb). 

Mahlab or mahlep is an aromatic spice made from the seeds of the St Lucie Cherry (Prunus mahaleb). 

The cherry stones are cracked to extract the seed kernel, which is ground to a powder before use. 

The flavour is similar to a combination of bitter almond and cherry. 

In Greece it is called μαχλέπι (mahlepi) and is used in egg-rich yeast cakes and cookies such as Christmas vasilopita and Easter tsoureki. 

In Cyprus it is called μέχλεπι (mehlepi) and is used in a special Easter cheese pie or cheese cake called φλαούνες (flaounes).

In the Middle East and Anatolia it is used in Ramadan sweets. 

In Egypt powdered mahlab is made into a paste with honey, sesame and nuts, eaten as a dessert or a snack with bread.

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