Acquainting With Tunisia's Most Notable Confectioneries

Acquainting With Tunisia's Most Notable Confectioneries, Tunis, Tunisia (B)

Makroudh cookies are a yummy snack stuffed with dates and nuts; sometimes ground almonds or sesame seeds, or fresh figs are also used in the stuffing. The latter is wrapped in the dough made of flour and semolina, which gives it the specific texture and flavor, and then rolled up and sliced into diamond-shape pieces (the name Makroudh translates as “diamond”). The pastry is fried in oil or baked in the oven, upon which it sometimes also gets further treatment by dipping into a honey syrup with citrus-flavored water (lemon or orange blossom). If you’re a fan of baklava, Makroudh will definitely prove up to your liking, very much so that you will wanna get yourself a full box of these...

Similarly to the other countries once parts of the Ottoman Empire, Tunisia has its own variation of the traditional Mediterranean baklava. In Tunisia, this flaky pastry, made of layers of filo, sweetened and melded together with honey, is filled with chopped almonds, and sometimes walnuts, instead of the more traditional ground hazelnuts and crushed pistachios. Walnuts and almonds give it a crunchy texture, while the honey syrup gives it a sweet sugary flavor, complete with lemon and clove undertones. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Acquainting With Tunisia's Most Notable Confectioneries
Guide Location: Tunisia » Tunis
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
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