Chebakia | شباكية | Moroccan Recipe



Recipe in Arabic: شباكية

Chebakia is a delicious and tasty Moroccan pastry made during Ramadan and other happy occasions. It is made of dough, honey, and sesame seeds. This pastry is also called: chebbakia, and mkharka. The recipe is very easy to make and should not take a long time to prepare. Simply follow these steps:


  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • ½ liter of oil (for frying)
  • 100 grams of sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • ½ teaspoon of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar


  1. Mix yeast with a little bit of warm water
  2. Mix saffron with the same warm water
  3. Mix sugar and butter in a bowl
  4. Mix flour in a separate ball
  5. Add everything to the bowl of flour while stirring continuously
  6. Make sure that everything is mixed well and that the dough is tender
  7. Cover the dough and leave it in a warm place for 30 minutes to ferment
  8. On top of a surface sprinkled with flour, flatten the dough until it becomes stretched thin
  9. Cut it into medium sized squares
  10. Make 5 incisions inside each square with a knife
  11. Slide your finger inside each incision and pull until the square becomes like a net
  12. Fry the nets in a preheated oil until it becomes brown (picture)
  13. Put the chebakia on a dripper to get rid of the excess oil
  14. Serve on a place and decorate with sesame seeds

You can slightly change the above ingredients and preparation for Chebakia to match your needs and taste.

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