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Macrum Recipe: A Delicious Traditional Arab Dessert


Macrum is a traditional Arab dessert that combines the sweetness of dates with the crunchy texture of nuts, all drizzled with aromatic sugar syrup. In this article, we will guide you through the preparation of this exquisite dessert and provide additional information about its origin and tradition.

Macrum Recipe Traditional Arab Dessert


For the dough:

  • 250 grams of wheat flour
  • 100 grams of melted butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • Warm water (as needed)

For the filling:

  • 300 grams of pitted dates
  • 100 grams of chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water (optional)

For the syrup:

  • 200 grams of sugar
  • 150 ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water (optional)

Instructions Arab Dessert

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, melted butter, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add warm water while kneading until you have a smooth and pliable dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Use a food processor to blend the pitted dates, chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon, and orange blossom water if desired. Process until you have a smooth and homogeneous paste.
  3. Divide the dough into small portions and form balls about the size of a walnut. Make a small hole in the center of each ball with your finger or the handle of a spoon.
  4. Fill each ball with a generous amount of the date and walnut paste. Seal the hole by pressing the dough around the filling.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and place the makrúm on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  6. While the makrúm are baking, prepare the syrup. In a small saucepan, mix the sugar, water, lemon juice, and orange blossom water if you prefer. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Reduce the heat and let it simmer on low for about 10 minutes until the syrup thickens slightly.
  7. Once the makrúm are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Then, immerse them in the hot syrup for approximately 5 minutes to absorb the syrup.
  8. Transfer the makrúm to a rack to drain excess syrup and cool completely.
  9. Once they are cool, the makrúm are ready to serve. If desired, you can decorate them with chopped walnuts for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.
Arab Dessert
Arab Dessert

We hope this recipe inspires you to try this delicious traditional Arab dessert. Enjoy every bite and share this culinary tradition with your loved ones!

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