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Moroccan Makrout with Dates

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins

Makrout is a delicious pastry that is native to North Africa. The texture of this sweet treat is divine and the date filling is rich and hearty.

For the dough:
 Semolina - two cups
 Blossom water - 1/3 cup
 Butter - 8 tbsp
 Sugar - 1 tbsp
 Salt - a pinch
For the filling:
 Date paste - 2 cups
 Blossom water - 1 tbsp
 Butter at room temperature - 1 tbsp
 Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
 Nutmeg - 1/4 tsp

To prepare the dough, melt the butter and set aside.


In a bowl, mix semolina, sugar and salt, then gradually add the butter with continuous mixing until the ingredients are well mixed.


Put the semolina mixture on a hard surface and rub well with the addition of blossom water until you get a soft dough.


To prepare the filling, put in an electric mixer the dates, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well until you get a smooth paste.


Divide the date paste into similar strips (long sausage-like roll). If the date mixture is too sticky, oil your hands with cooking oil


Take a portion of the dough and extend it in a longitudinal shape, then place a strip of date paste in the middle and wrap it over it.


Cut the makrout sweets into diagonal pieces and line them in a tray coated with parchment paper.


Put the tray into a preheated oven on medium heat and leave it until its color changes.


Take the tray out of the oven. Set aside until they cool down before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8