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Makroudh مكروظ
Makroudh covered in honey
Type Pastry
Place of origin North Africa
Main ingredients Dates or almonds (in Turkey).
Cookbook: Makroudh مكروظ  Media: Makroudh مكروظ

Makroudh (Arabic: مقروض‎‎) is a North African pastry eaten in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and in some parts of Libya and in Turkey.

The dough is made mainly of semolina, not flour, which gives the pastry a very specific texture and flavor.[1] Makroudh are often filled with dates or almonds. They can be either fried in oil, baked in a pan or oven baked.[2]

Among Algerian Jews, makroudh is traditionally prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.[3]

In Turkey, makroudh is made of filo, honey, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts and is made into a large size.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Desserts from Around the Globe". Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ Gaelle & Patrice Le Franc. "Makroudh". La Cuisinede Ma Copine. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  3. ^ Rosh Hashana recipes routed through Africa