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Eid Mubarak!

Last fall I posted about ma'amoul, a pastry I had in east Jerusalem. They were a delicious treat I wanted to highlight but I didn't have a recipe for them, it was just a highlight and nothing more. This year I have a recipe to share with you.

Typically ma'amoul are made for Eid al Fitr, the celebration to mark the end of Ramadan. I took the quick snapshot to share and to identify the pastries. Turning to facebook I learned they were called ma'amoul and from there was able to find recipes. In searching I also learned that the rings to the left on the vendors tray are ka'ak bi ajwa, a ring filled with date paste. Blanches Feast in the Middle East is a blog I am a fan of. I learned from her how to make, and pronounce, and Musakhan.

I did change a few things based on personal taste but over all I love the crumbly, buttery, semolina pastry encasing the spiced walnut filling and dusted generously with powdered sugar. For directions I am providing some here …

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