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Moroccan Chebakia Recipe Video
|Blanched almonds||4 Ounce|
|Sesame seeds||4 Ounce|
|Dry yeast||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Saffron||1 1⁄2 Pinch|
|Cinnamon powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground anise seeds||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Orange blossom water||4 Tablespoon|
|Olive oil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Melted butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Frying oil||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Roasted sesame seeds||1 Tablespoon|
Calories 2286 Calories from Fat 1728
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 192 g294.9%
Saturated Fat 41.1 g205.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 104.3 mg
Sodium 240.6 mg10%
Total Carbohydrates 114 g38.1%
Dietary Fiber 11.1 g44.4%
Sugars 13.3 g
Protein 25 g50.7%
Vitamin A 14.9% Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 52.2% Iron 69.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
On medium heat, roast the almonds and sesame seeds in a pan until they become golden.
Grind them in the food processor until you get a powdery texture.
Mix together the flour, almonds/sesame powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, and ground anise seeds.
Dilute the dry yeast and the saffron in some water.
Add the yeast, saffron, olive oil, butter, vinegar, and egg yolk to the flour mixture. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.
Add the orange blossom water little by little while kneading the dough. Knead the dough energetically for 15 minutes until you get a smooth and malleable dough.
Cut the dough into 4 equal portions and roll them into balls. Cover them with a clean cloth and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
Steps for shaping the Chebakia:
Roll the dough into a very thin layer using a baking pin.
To shape the chebakia, you could use a mold or a roller. Please refer to the video for instructions.
Steps for cooking the Chebakia:
Heat the oil.
Warm the honey. You can flavor the honey with orange blossom water or mastic gum.
When the oil is hot, fry the chebakia from both sides until it becomes golden brown. The chebakia should be a little crispy. If you bite on it, it should not be 'doughy' - if so, it means that it did not cook thoroughly.
Once the chebakia is fried, transfer it immediately in the honey.
Remove the chebakia from the honey and sprinkle it with roasted sesame seeds.