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This recipe flavors the syrup with lemon juice alone, but typically orange blossom and rose waters are used too.
You may use any variety of date for this rich, crustless pie, but we prefer halawys for their caramel-and-molasses flavor and pronounced sweetness.
Za'tar, Arabic for wild thyme, is also the name of a mixture of that herb, salt, sesame seeds, and, usually, tart, powdered red sumac berries.
During Eid, it is customary for people to drop in on friends and relatives, bringing cookies, like these, as a gift.
This recipe contains Bahárát, an Arab seasoning mix containing anywhere from three to nine spices (the most popular versions have seven).
If you plan to take these doughnuts on a hike or to a picnic, be sure to allow them to cool completely before you pack them so that they don't become soggy.