This delicacy is made of semolina dough filled with date paste, soaked in honey and orange blossom water.
The first step in making makroud is preparing the semolina dough. Fine semolina is mixed with water, olive oil, yeast, and a pinch of salt to form a smooth and elastic dough. This dough is then divided into small diamonds that will be filled with date paste.
The date paste is obtained by mixing crushed dates with olive oil to form a thick and sticky paste.
This pastry is delicious served warm or at room temperature and can be stored in an airtight container for several days. Makroud Kairouan is a traditional and essential sweet pastry in Tunisian cuisine.