Chabbakia is a sweet made during Ramadan especially.
The steps are illustrated here to make it easier for you to follow them.
1 Kilo all-purpose flour
125g butter (melted)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
1 tbsp grounded anise seeds
1 tsp grounded arabic gum with little bit of sugar
1/2 roasted and grounded sesame seed
1 cup of peeled, roasted and grounded almonds
2 tbsp of vinegar
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp saffron in a half a cup of blossom water
2 tbsp of roasted sesame seeds for sprinkling.
Blossom water to mix the dough. (About a cup and half)
Mix all the ingredients except the honey and the sesame seeds (for sprinkling)
The dough would be hard to handle in the beginning. Knead it well.
Form the dough into four medium balls.
Wrap them in plastic bag and let it rest for 15min.
Now use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. and shape into squares.
Make three cuts into each square and shape them following the steps
in the pictures.
Put them on a tray powdered with little bit of flour.
Once done heat a frying pan and cook them on both sides for about 3min
on each side, on a medium high setting.
Dip them immediately in honey as long as you can.
Drain them, and sprinkle them with the sesame seed.
And you are ready to go! 🙂