Chebakia

Original name : Chebakia

Where Street food, Homemade
When Snack food
Taste Spicy, Sweet
Price $ $
Where
Street food, Homemade
When
Snack food
Taste
Spicy, Sweet
Price
$ $
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"Chebakia" emblematic pastry of Moroccan cuisine. Every Ramadan, Moroccans consume pharaonic amounts of it.
This is the essential pastry for breaking the fast meal during Ramadan in Morocco!

The "Chebakia" is a pastry with wheat flour, orange flower water, saffron, gum arabic, anise and sesame seeds and almonds powder.

This slightly spicy dough is spread using a pastry roller, cut into squares in which incisions are made and then, with a skillful hand operation, we give to the "Chebakia" its peculiar shape. It is this form that gives this cake its name. The word "Chebakia" can be translated as "Intermixed."

These "Chebakia" still raw are fried in hot vegetable oil and then dipped in another honey bath, hot as well (honey is flavored with orange blossom water)
After they absorbing the honey, we put them to drain and sprinkled them with sesame seeds.

In the local tradition, families (aunts, uncles and cousins under the supervision of grandmothers) meet a few days before Ramadan to prepare the "Chebakia" in large quantities, which are shared. Each family will use it for the entire month of Ramadan.

However the "Chebakia" is not exclusive to Ramadan, but you can see it year-round in the pastry shops or in other traditions like weddings, where it is served at breakfast, to accompany a bowl of " #rtrt# " Moroccan soup.
About this dish
In the local culture - For everyday
- For special occasions
Special occasion - Ramadan
- Wedding
SpicyModerately spicy
How to eat it - By hand
Caloric valueVery High
Temperature - Room temperature
Vegetarian , Vegan
Allergy - Contains gluten (wheat)
- Contains nuts (example: Almond)
Difficulty of preparationVery difficult
How to cook - Deep fried
Cooked - Raw - Cooked
Components
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Frying oil
  • Egg
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Almond (Optional)
  • Gum Arabic
  • Orange blossom Water
  • Saffron
  • Sesame
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