Bethany Kehdy

A Champion of Middle Eastern Food & Recipes

Ma’amoul – Middle Eastern Cookies Stuffed with Pistachios, Dates & Walnuts

  I recently called my father in search of a ma'amoul recipe. A bit perplexed he proclaimed in Arabic: "Why do you want to trouble yourself with making ma'amoul. It's so much work and anyway I don't like ma'amoul. Really it's too much effort for nothing. Shou baddeek bi ha shaghle" See my father is not a baker. A fantastic cook but definitely not a baker. Also, the majority of people in Lebanon don't make ma'amoul anymore given the...