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How to Make Makrout

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Makrout
How to Make Makrout

Makrout

Photo © Christine Benlafquih

Makrout are cake-like semolina cookies which are popular throughout North Africa. In Morocco, they're most often served for special occasions and during Ramadan. Although date-filled makrout may be the most widely known, the cookies may also be made with sesame, almond and other kinds of fillings.

The following photos show how date filled makrout are shaped and cooked by frying; immediately afterward, the cookies are plunged into hot honey scented with orange flower water. The resulting cookie is lightly crispy on the outside, cake-tender on the inside, and memorably sweet and flavorful. The same method is used for other types of paste-filled makrout.

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