Happy Easter and Happy Passover!
Lately, pastry chefs in Lebanon have gotten creative with maamoul, using different fillings instead of the traditional pistachio, almond, date paste or walnuts. I have seen maamoul stuffed with apples and sweet cheese, but by far the best I have ever tasted were stuffed with honey. They were sold in Sidon (the coastal city in the South of the country) in the soap museum. To die for, literally.
Hope you enjoy the holiday and indulge a bit. I spent all week eating maamoul; I had ordered several dozens from a lady who makes them the traditional way crimping them one at a time and donates the proceeds to charity. I had planned to give them away to the street kids, but gluttony got the best of me. I will have to make some or reorder them.
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