Makrout is a delicious pastry that is native to North Africa. It is eaten in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and some parts of Lybia and Turkey. If you are looking for a tasty way to celebrate a special occasion, or you want to try something different, then this pastry will surly please the palate. The texture of this sweet treat is divine and the date filling is rich and hearty. What better way to show your friends you are a master in the kitchen than to make these mouthwatering morsels.
- In a bowl, combine the semolina with the flour, salt, and sugar.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the melted butter and the orange flower water. Mix with your hands and add water until you get a soft dough. If the dough is too sticky, add a little semolina, or if it is too brittle, add a little bit of water. Shape it into a ball and set aside.
- In another bowl, mix the date paste, orange zest, and ground cinnamon. Knead well. Take a piece and form it into a long sausage-like roll. Repeat with the remaining mixture until it is all used. If the date mixture is too sticky, oil your hands with a neutral cooking oil.