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Mahlab (also known as mahlep and malepi) is a spice that comes from the stone of the St Lucie cherry. It has a nutty-marzipan sweetness and a hint of cherry blossom, which is harnessed in Middle Eastern pastries and bakes.
Mahlab is a delicate spice. The pale kernels should freshly ground on demand because the powder quickly loses potency, which is why it's always best to buy whole. Lightly crushed mahlab kernels might be infused in milk for a fragrant rice pudding, crème Brulee or custard base for ice cream.
Mahlab features lots of traditional, celebratory recipes – from tsoureki bread eaten over Easter in Greece, to kandil rings served in Turkey on Islamic holy nights. We don't think there's any need to wait for a special occasion though. Honey and freshly ground mahlab is a great porridge topping. It is delicious worked into shortbread, dusted over chocolate tarts, or used to flavor sponge cake mixes or finish bunt cakes and bread.
Whole mahlab kernels retain their potency far longer than pre-ground. Still, they should be kept in a dark, airtight tin and ground on demand.
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Category: Whole Spices
It smells wonderful, I didn’t realize it but I ordered a bit to much, so next time it will be a smaller amount. It smells amazing
We realized late that we needed Mahlab for holiday bread. I called and Jamaal arranged for it to ship the same day, we received the next day, no extra charge. The product itself is excellent quality. Typically you need to sort out small pebbles from the mahlab, but the prod from NY Spice is always clean, and very fresh.
We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a great, awesome, and compelling review. Our team here at NY Spice Shop is thrilled to hear that you loved your experience at NY Spice Shop & loved our 'Mahlab Whole'. we are proud of our excellence in what we do. Here at NY Spice Shop, we are continuously striving hard to meet & exceed our customers’ expectations. Mike, thank you so much, and we hope to see you soon.
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While searching for a special spice I stumble upon several sites. There were many, I found your store, never heard of the name. Well, I gave it a try. I ordered spices and a snack. Arrived timely and I am pleased with the product. Will order from NY spice store again.
Hi Kamala B,
We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a great, awesome, and compelling review. Our team here at NY Spice Shop is thrilled to hear that you loved your experience at NY Spice Shop & loved our 'Mahlab Whole'. we are proud of our excellence in what we do. Here at NY Spice Shop, we are continuously striving hard to meet & exceed our customers’ expectations. Kamala B, thank you so much, and we hope to see you soon.
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Purchased Mahlab & sesame seeds. Great value & fast delivery. Will purchase from again.
Hi Betty Tellalian,
Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with NY Spice Shop. We are thrilled that you loved your experience at NY Spice Shop and loved our 'Mahlab Whole & Sesame Seeds'. At NY Spice Shop, we continuously strive to serve you better. Looking forward to serving you in the future!
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I was not famiiar with NY Spice till it popped after doing a standard search. I took a chance and order. The produce arrived in incredibly fast time and was exactly what I wanted. Will be returning in the future! Thank you!
Hi Catherine Morris,
NY Spice Shop sees your review and is overjoyed to provide you with only the best! We are always working to provide customers with a positive experience, and are only a call or a click away. With your preference of 'Mahlab Whole' mind we think that you would enjoy 'Mahlab Ground', so do give it a try. Once again, thank your for your review! We hope to see you sometime soon.
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