Makroudh or makroud (Arabic: مقروط) is a North African sweet pastry that has a diamond shape, the name derives from this characteristic shape. It is mostly popular in Algeria but is also consumed in some cities of Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and even Malta and Turkey.
In Algeria there are many varieties of the Makroudh some of which are pastries that dont share much in common with the traditional Makroudh except the shape.
Among Algerian Jews, makroudh is traditionally prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
For muslims, the Makroudh is very popular during Ramadan.
Makroudh is prepared by filling a dough made with semolina with dates dough usually using the deglet nour variety. The dough is then rolled and cut in diamond-shaped pieces. The pastry is then either fried or oven-baked. The final step involves soaking the Makroudh in a sugar syrup.