A great classic in the Tunisian pastry cuisine, Tunisian Ramadan makroudh Pastries is considered as the pastry hero in the holy month of Ramadan, Tunisians tend to serve it as a dessert every night in Ramadan.

Ramadan makroudh Pastries

This recipe is very simple and based on  semolina flavored with olive oil and orange blossom with a subtle date filling.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Tunisian
Servings 10 people


  • 1 pound of semolina, fine or medium
  • 1 Pound of dates paste
  • 1/2 Pound of soft butter
  • 1 Cup of orange blossom water
  • 1 Cup of honey mixed with 1/2 glass of water
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon powder


  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C/360°F.
  • Put the semolina in a pastry mixer or in a large bowl; then add in the soft butter and form a dough
  • Knead the dough very well; then add in the salt, the cinnamon powder, clove powder, and little by little quantity of the orange blossom water
  • Knead the dough for about 10 minutes or until you get a consistent thick dough.
  • Roll out this dough in a layer of about 1.5 cm thickness; then give it a make pastries of rectangular shape.
  • Cover the dough with the date paste, then roll this rectangle on itself, cut it into slices at 4 to 5 cm.
  • Draw lines on the top of the slices with a fork and lay them flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • When cooked, place the makroudh on a serving platter and drizzle with honey syrup.
  • Serve and enjoy your makroudh warm or cold!
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