31 August 2016

The mutabbaq is really intriguing me.  Wikipedia failed me because it neglected to mention that mutabbaq is also made in the Levant and is filled with sweet cheese.  I have a recipe for it in a Jerusalem cookbook sitting in my shelf.  There's a pastry shop in Jerusalem that's been selling it for 150 years- search for Zalatimo's.  I certainly ate plenty of sweet cheese desserts in Jerusalem twenty years ago and maybe I had mutabbaq.  I even have a sneaking suspicion that I ate it at a Yemeni place in Arlington.

I'm still leaning toward a Middle Eastern origin because of the name.

No comments:

Post a Comment