Chebakia Pastry

Written by Asma

July 24, 2021

Chebakia maghribiya or chbkia is a delicious Moroccan pastry that is served on the tables of Ramadan, religious festivals such as Aid or weddings in the different Moroccan countries.

Chebakia pastry

A typical Maghreb pastry, this recipe is one of the best and easiest to make pastry fried and then bathed in homemade honey recipes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Algerian, Moroccan Recipes, Tunisian
Keyword: chebakia
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Asma


  • 1 lb of flour
  • 1 cup of toasted and ground sesame seeds
  • 1 cup of grilled and ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of neutral oil
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A few saffron pistils or food coloring saffron yellow
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of gum Arabic
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baker's yeast
  • Frying bath
  • Honey to coat the chebakia pastry
  • 1/2 cup of golden sesame seeds for garnishing


  • Prepare the Chebakia dough:
  • In a large salad bowl, pour the flour, ground almonds, ground sesame seeds, baker's yeast, baking powder
  • Add the cinnamon, salt, anise powder, saffron powder and mix very well.
  • Make a well, pour in the vinegar, olive oil, orange blossom water, egg yolk and melted butter.
  • Pick up the dough, gradually adding orange blossom water, and knead until a homogeneous and smooth dough is obtained.
  • Divide your dough into 4 medium-sized dough pieces.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and let stand a little.
  • Shape the rosette of the chebakia
  • On a floured work surface, roll out a first ball to a thickness of about 3 mm.
  • With the chebakia cookie cutter or pastry wheel, cut out squares 5 cm apart, in which you will make 4 incisions every 1 cm approximately
  • Take a square and with the index finger of the right hand, collect the odd strips starting from the right to the left, we end up with the strips 1, 3 and 5 which are on the front of the finger.
  • Join by pinching the two opposite ends up and down to bring them to the center to form a flower.
  • Dip the chebakia in the hot frying oil and brown them on both sides.
  • Remove them and immediately dip them in warmed honey flavored with orange blossom water.
  • Let drain and sprinkle with the white or golden sesame seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy your dessert!


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sugar: 23g
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