Making Maamoul (traditional Easter sweets) is a big deal in Lebanon. As per Local traditions, all family members crowd together in the kitchen during the Holy week in order to bake the yummiest pastries filled with dates, pistachios and walnuts.
While each family, and indeed each village, usually adds their own little twist to the age-old recipe, the basics involve fine semolina, flour,butter, margarine,rosewater and orange blossoms; stuffed with date paste, chopped walnuts, pistachios, and dusted with powdered sugar. These buttery cookies are the perfect reward after Lent!
But of course, not everyone makes their own home made Maamoul, thus almost all pastry shops becomes a veritable factory competing to deliver the best flavored cookies!
Among these places you can choose to buy from
Abdul Rahman Hallab, Al Baba Sweets,Amal Bohsali,La Goulee, Nazira Catering…