Our friend Cynthia Aziz shared this Lebanese “street food” recipe, which originated from her great aunt. It has a wonderful undertone from the subtle addition of spices, including mahlab (mah-lab), which is actually ground cherry pits. Mahlab can be found in Mediterranean markets.
We love this bread. It is delicious fresh from the oven, or toasted and slathered with preserves or butter. Thick slices make flavorful French toast and incredible sandwiches. For quick croutons, slices can be cubed, sprinkled with herbs and sautéed in a little olive oil.