Mahleb or Mahalepi is an aromatic spice made from the seeds of a species of cherry, Prunus mahaleb (the Mahaleb or St Lucie cherry). The cherry stones are cracked to extract the seed kernel, which is about 5 mm diameter, soft and chewy on extraction. The seed kernel is ground to a powder before use. Its flavour is similar to a combination of bitter almond and cherry, and similar also to marzipan.
Mahleb is used in small quantities to sharpen sweet foods and cakes, and is used in production of tresse cheese.
It has been used for centuries in the Middle East and the surrounding areas as a flavoring for baked goods.
Mahleb is used in small quantities to sharpen bakery and food items.
This spice is very famous in Middle East since they are using it for flavoring baked goods for centuries together.
Many European countries use this spice while making Christmas cakes and other bakery products.
This plant is also found in different parts of Mediterranean. Mahleb is used in many Mediterranean countries.
It is added as an important ingredient in bakery products such as breads, biscuits, sweet cakes and pastries.
This regal spice adds majesty to many sweets and bakery items.
Mahleb can be treated like nutmeg.