Ma’amoul are glorious little stuffed pastries that can have many different shapes and fillings. It is always a thrill to bite into them and to find walnuts, pistachios, almonds or dates. They are an Easter speciality.
An uncle told us of a baking competition organized by a dignitary in Aleppo many years ago. The maker of the best ma’amoul would get a prize, the equivalent of about £2, to be paid by the dignitary. Hundreds of ma’amoul pou