1kg plain flour
200g almond powder
100g roasted and ground sesame seeds
2 egg yolks
2tbsp baker窶冱 yeast
2tbsp ground aniseed
100g melted butter
150ml olive oil
100ml orange blossom water
Saffron and salt, a pinch each
Oil for frying
窶「 In a large container, put cinnamon, flour, almond, sesame, yeast, saffron, salt and aniseed and mix well.
窶「 In another container, mix egg, butter, olive oil and blossom water. Add the flour mixture to this mixture gradually, mixing constantly for at least 15 minutes to ensure that there are no lumps.
窶「 Divide the paste into 6 equal parts, roll out each part into a rectangle and cut each rectangle into smaller rectangles, cut each small rectangle into 6 strips, place each strip on top of each other, deep fry in batches in 180 C-hot oil till golden, drain and put it in the honey than decorate the chabakia with sesame seeds.
Recipe courtesy of Almaz by Momo & Chef Nourdine Akalai