Nontraditional chak-like - oriental sweetness in honey glaze


Lovers of oriental sweets will appreciate the chak-chak. Honey pouring in combination with practically unleavened dough gives the dish a special taste. You can make a chak-chak not only in the form of a huge cake or an ant hill. Honey flowers look no less original, they can be served to the table by portions.

Conventionally, the preparation of chak-chak can be divided into 2 stages. For sweets, honey syrup and dough are required.

For syrup:

  • sugar - 300 g;
  • water - 375 ml;
  • honey - 250 ml (can be artificial).

For the test:

  • flour - 550 g;
  • dry yeast - 1 tsp;
  • powdered sugar - 2 tablespoons l .;
  • baking powder - 1/2 tsp;
  • salt - 1/4 tsp;
  • 1 egg yolk;
  • butter - 125 g;
  • water - 250 ml;
  • corn starch - for rolling.

For the formation of chak-chak:

  • almond;
  • egg white.

Prepare the syrup. This can be done immediately or when the dough wakes up to rest. Combine water with sugar, bring to a boil, reduce the heat as much as possible and cook for 8-10 minutes. Then add honey and continue cooking for 5 minutes.

Combine flour, yeast, powdered sugar and baking powder, mix, add the egg, salt, add the softened butter. We continue to knead until the state of grains, and then add water.

Knead to obtain an elastic, not sticky to the hands of the dough, and then cover with a film and leave for 10-15 minutes.

Roll out the dough with a thickness of 2 -3 mm. Using the cookie cutters, cut out flowers of different sizes.

We form flowers by putting them on each other on the principle of a pyramid. Each layer is fastened with egg white, top it with almonds.

Finished flowers are placed in boiling vegetable oil and fry until golden brown.

We take out flowers from oil, give a little to drain off excess fat and "bathe" in honey syrup.

Serve chilled.

In the absence of cookies for cookies, you can simply cut the dough into small strips, and then form a chak-chak in portions or serve whole.

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