Mahlab, also sometimes transliterated mahleb, are the tiny kernels of sour cherries.
This rare spice has a delicate scent of almond and vanilla, along with a lightly bitter flavor. Excellent in pastry, see them shine in this recipe for zucchini flatbread. Due to the oil content of the seeds, this spice is best stored in the refrigerator.
Ingredients in Mahlab
Whole mahlab cherry kernels
2.75 oz. by weight
Best stored in the refrigerator and ground immediately before using