Ingredients to add
FOR 1 KG OF ZAKIA PRO MAKROUT MIX
- 250 ml water
- 360 g melted butter
- 250 g date paste
Add the water and melted butter to the makrout mix. Mix all the ingredients until you get an even, lightly grainy paste.
Leave to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Use this time to shape the date paste into sausage-like shapes of about 2-3 cm in diameter.
Next, shape the makrout preparation into sausage-like shapes of about 5 cm in diameter and dig out a small trench in the middle.
Push the date paste sausage into the trench and then close and flatten.
Cut into diamonds or whatever shape you prefer.
Fry for 8 to 12 minutes at 160°C. Whilst they are still hot, soak the makrouts in some honey (1 minute for each side). The honey should preferably be hot: heat for 1 minute in the microwave.
Leave to set and cool on a cooling rack.
Replace the date paste for fig or almond paste if you prefer.
Add cinnamon and/or orange blossom to your date paste for extra flavour.
For really beautiful makrouts, you could use a makrout mould and/or garnish them with crushed almonds, poppy seeds or sesame seeds, etc.
Bake your makrouts in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 200°C for a golden colour.