shebakia,recipe,moroca ,snack,chebakia
                   Shebakiya is a sweet dish .Its a moroccan  sweet recipe  mainly prepared duing ramadan.Its crunchy cookie dipped in honey make its sweet in taste and sesame seeds are on the top gives it a perfect attractive look .It have a unique shap and taste .shape is not easy to make for the beginners but its easy to learn .
                                 Its easy to prepare at home.We can serve this as a evening snack or make this for any occassions as sweet.this can store for 1 month if this store in a non air container .if freeze this we can store this for 4 months .

Ingredients

  1. Sesame seeds-1/2 cup
  2. All purpose flour-2 cups
  3. Cinnamon-1/2 tsp
  4. Yeast-
  5. Ground anise
  6. baking powder
  7. Salt
  8. Vegetabel oil
  9. Sugar
  10. egg yolk-1
  11. Honey
  12. butter
  13. water
  14. olive oil-1 1/2 tsp
  15. white vinegar
  16. saffron

Steps of making

  • Take a pan and add the sesame seeds into it and stir  well  for 5 minutes  with a wooden spoon .take it out when the raw smell disappear .Then put this into a blender and process well.you will get a fine powder .
  • Take a small bowl and add half tsp of water and saffron and wait for few minutes before use it .
  • Take another small bowl and add dry yeast and mix it with little water and little sugar .and just wait for few minutes before use it .
  • Take a large bowl and add 2 cups of all purpose flour ,sesame seeds ,1/2 tsp of ground anes 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon , baking powder and  a pinch of salt.mix the ingredients together  by hands and add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and vegetable  oil and 1 tsp of melted butter  to the mixture and  continue mixing until the ingredients all corporated and add the saffron mix we prerpared before and yeast and 1 egg yolk.then add half cup of warm water little by little into the mixture  and make  a dough ball.
  • Roll the dough well its make it smoother and softer.then roll them and cut them by knife into 6 pieces .
  • Take each pieces and  roll it into a thin layer  using a rolling pan.take the shebakiya mould to make the design.then press the mould on the thin rolled layer dough and press it makes a 5 holed square shape on the dough .
  • Take the  5 holed layer dough and take the 1,3,&5 colum of the shebakiya dough on the middle finger of your right hand using left hand flip the columns  into  2& 4  columns inside out .this gives a flower shape .make the other pieces in the same manner.
  •  Take a pan and add some honey mixed with water  and  heat them til the honey reaches its boiling point.
  • Hot a pan and heat  some vegetable oil and  put the shebakiya flowers into the oil and when its fried put this into the honey mixture and when its fully soaked in honey take it out and put into a bowl .
  • The final steps is  garnishing.put the shebakiya into a plate and sprinkle sesame seedson them then allow to cool this shebakiya for several hours before serving .

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