A sweet specialty hailing from Aleppo, karabij halab is a semolina flour cookie filled with a crunchy nut mixture and flavored with rose and orange blossom water. This sweet treat is typically made with semolina flour dough, topped with a mixture of ground pistachios or walnuts, sugar, ghee, cinnamon, and fragrant water, pinched closed, and then baked until nicely colored.
Karabij halab, named after Halab - Aleppo’s ancient name, is typically shaped by hand, but it can also be molded in special, carved molds. Traditionally prepared on special occasions and holidays, such as Eid Al-Fitr.
Fresh Karabij is imported via air on a biweekly basis