Mahlepi Seed 15g

$3.30

Mahlepi seed is an unusual Greek spice with a distinctive, fruity taste. … For many Greeks, the sweet smell of mahlepi always suggests the aroma of freshly-baked tsoureki, a traditional sweet bread with mahlepi baked for Greek Easter. Mahlepi is also used in holiday cakes and cookies.

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Although mahleb (Prunus mahlab), or μαχλέπι (mahlepi), is used in Greek cuisine, it isn't something that is used in everyday cooking. In fact, finely ground mahlepi powder is made from the inner kernels of fruit pits of a native Persian cherry tree and for many Greeks, the sweet smell of mahlepi always suggests the aroma of freshly-baked celebratory breads such tsoureki, a traditional sweet bread baked for Greek Easter. Mahlepi is also used in Christmas and New Year cakes and cookies.

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Weight 25 g

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