Almond Candy


Preparation info
  • Makes

    15 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Baghdad is reputed to be the homeland of almond candies. Almonds, which originated in central Asia, were introduced to the Mesopotamian region thousands of years ago. In Akkadian, ‘luzu’ was its name (Thompson, The Assyrian Herbal). With the arrival of cane sugar around the fourth century ad, almond pastries and candies, called lawzeenaj, became favorite desserts. Of this almond confection, two kinds were made: lawzeenaj mugharraq (drenched in syrup and oil) and lawz