Semolina cake with dates

Original name : Almakroute

Where Street food, Homemade
When Tea break, Snack food
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Price $ $
Street food, Homemade
Tea break, Snack food
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Even if it is widely appreciated and recognized in Morocco, we must admit that this cakes' roots are more from the neighboring countries: Tunisia and Algeria.
In Morocco, it is the specialty of the city of Oujda and its region (the northeast of Morocco), where it has certainly been introduced by Algerians with whom borders are not far away.

Tubes of semolina pasta are prepared with a dates paste insert flavored with cinnamon and orange flower. Tubes are then cut into lozenges, fried in vegetable oil and then soaked in a syrup of honey-lemon-orange. A unique mixture of flavors!rnGiven the complexity of this preparation, it is important to know that Makroute could be easily found in pastries in Morocco.
About this dish
In the local culture - For special occasions
Regions - East (Oujda)
Special occasion - Ramadan
- Wedding
- Feast of the end of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr)
SpicySlightly spicy
How to eat it - By hand
Caloric valueVery High
Temperature - Room temperature
Allergy - Contains gluten (wheat)
Difficulty of preparationVery difficult
How to cook - Deep fried
Cooked - Raw - Cooked
  • Semolina
  • Frying oil
  • Sugar
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Orange blossom Water
  • Dates
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