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Brioche with date

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A brioche roll stuffed with a date paste flavored with a touch of rose water and garnished with toasted sesame seeds. An update on a traditional baked pastry sold on the streets of Lebanese cities by cart vendors.

Crown cookies (ka'ak bel ajweh)

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A traditional Easter semolina cookie from the Lebanese kitchen; the cookie is stuffed with a date paste and the dough is redolent of rose and orange blossom water. The shape of the cookies is symbolic of Christ's crown of thorns.