Also known as Mahlab, Mahaleb, Mahleppi, Mahlebi.
Mahleb is an ancient spice that is used principally in the Middle East, Greece and Turkey. It is the pit of the sour cherry. The aroma is nutty with a hint of almond and cherry. It is used in breads and pastries. Also is an excellent flavoring for sweetmeats. Mahlab, has been used for centuries in the Middle East (especially in Turkey and Syria) as a sweet/sour, nutty addition to breads, cookies and biscuits. This old spice has gained an American following with the new interest in Mediterranean cooking and is mentioned in several popular new cookbooks.
Mahleb combines well with anise, cinnamon, cloves, nigella and nutmeg.
2.0 oz $9.50
4.0 oz $15.50
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