|this Kadıköy simitçi is here rain or shine|
|sweet-smelling sesame-coated simits baked with mahlep|
There in my small local Migros, there it was, right there! How come I had never noticed it before?
|the St Lucie Cherry|
Mahlep can be found in speciality markets abroad especially during the holiday season. Greek stores may carry it (mahlepi). They use it in Christmas vasilopita and Easter tsoureki. You can also order it online from www.penzeys.com – a site that looks very interesting. But the good news is that you can substitute any of the following which are much more common:
|rubbing in the butter|
|adding all the other ingredients|
|warm and fragrant, fresh out of the oven|
This isn’t really as confusing as it may look! Just if you are curious.