This recipe is a classic Middle Eastern dessert that is distinctly Levantine (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan). The name of it translates to “the palace’s bread”. Which, evidently shows how famous and important this sweet is amongst Arabs. The story behind its name is that it was originated during the Ottomans’ reign in power. The sweet was constantly served at the Sultan’s (emperor) palace. Lebanon, at the time, was under Ottoman rule. Hence, why other parts of the Middle East have adopted the recipe. In addition to its popularity, this sweet is not a purely unhealthy sweet, because there are usually nuts garnished on top. There are many different variations to this recipe. However, the recipe that will be shown here is related to Lebanese cuisine.