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Maacroon(anise lady fingers) معكرون: light and aromatic anise flavor.

October 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Baking, Dessert, Middle Eastern

Recipe: Maacroon(anise lady fingers) معكرون : Light and aromatic anise flavor.

Summary: This is the best way to bake maacroon without the need to deep fry them.  Light but very flavoring.


  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups smeed (farina)
  • 3 cups fluor
  •  1 ½ cups oil
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons ground anise seed (yansoon)
  •  1 cup sesame seed, roasted (optional)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  •  dash of salt


  1. Mix smeed, fluor, oil, baking soda and sesame if using all together. Dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup warm water and ¼ teaspoon sugar. Let it rise. Add it to the smeed mixture with the egg and milk and knead. Shape like fingers and roll on a cheese grater to form a design. Place on an ungreased pan and bake at 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pan and ip them in cold attar (syrup).

Cooking time (duration): 45 minutes

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

My rating:5.0 stars

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