|Place of origin||Maghreb|
|Main ingredients||Semolina, Dates or figs|
Makroudh (Arabic: مقروض) is an Algerian, Moroccan, Libyan and Tunisian sweet pastry filled with dates and nuts or almond paste, that has a diamond shape – the name derives from this characteristic shape.
It is popular in Algeria and Tunisia where there are many varieties of Makroudh, some of which are pastries that do not share much in common with the traditional Makroudh except the shape. In Algeria, they may be filled with almond paste.
Makroudh with dates and honey is also popular in Morocco on Ramadan, especially in the border towns near Algeria. In this version, the semolina dough is lined with date paste, rolled into a log and then sliced, fried and dipped in honey.
Makroudh is prepared by filling a dough made with semolina, usually using the Deglet Nour date variety. The dough is then rolled and cut into diamond-shaped pieces. The pastry is then either fried or oven-baked. The final step involves soaking the makroudh in a sweet syrup.
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