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Grape molasses cookies

April 18, 2017  •  ,

I have been meaning to try making these cookies, simply because I consume a ton of them. They are popular in the Chouf mountains where folks like to boast of their ancestral traditions and love for their land. Grape molasses is made by taking lots of grapes (the sweetest variety) to the community press and boiling the juice with some local clay (called hawwara) and then whipping it to a golden color. It’s lovely and delicious and looks super luscious like a thick caramel. After a year or so, the “whipped” aspect flattens out and the molasses reverts back to a thick dark brown syrup.

 



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