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How to make Date Macrot? algerian dessert

It is a kind of Algerian dessert in which semolina is kneaded into shape and filled with almond paste. Makrot, which is also sweetened with honey, leaves an unforgettable feeling on the palate with its light crunchy texture and delicious taste. You can take a look below for the macrotte recipe, which you can also make by filling it with different shapes. So how to make Algerian date macrame?

Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa. Located in Africa and the Mediterranean, Algeria’s climate and cuisine are very similar to the Mediterranean. Couscous made from wheat, served with meat or vegetables; Sakshuka, made with pepper, onion and garlic, is one of the most popular dishes. The most made dessert in Algeria, whose fertile and mountainous northern regions are home to olive trees, cork oaks and pine forests where wildlife thrives, is Date Makrot. So how is this dessert made?



250 grams of butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tea glasses of semolina
3-3.5 cups of flour
1 packet of baking powder
1 packet of vanilla
zest of 1 orange
20 soft dates
1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds

For the sherbet;

3 glasses of water
1 glass of orange juice
3.5 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Date Macrot


Start the recipe by first preparing the sherbet. Put water, sugar and orange juice in a deep pot, add lemon juice and boil. Once it starts to boil, you can set it aside to cool.

Then you can start the preparation of the dough dough. Remove the cores of the dates and pass them through the chopper. Then add the roasted sesame seeds and mix. Put it in the refrigerator to rest for a while.

Meanwhile, mix butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients and start kneading.

When it reaches a smooth consistency, make indentations in the middle of the dough with your fingertips.

Place the date paste in the opened area. Carefully join the two ends of the dough.

Brush it with egg yolk and draw shapes with a fork or knife.

Slice the dough two fingers thick and place it on the baking tray.

Bake at 180 degrees until golden brown and bring together with syrup. You can serve the dessert that you combine with sherbet by turning the front and back after resting.

Enjoy your meal…

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