Hey y’all! With Thanksgiving gatherings and parties I’ve recently found myself making this super quick and easy dessert recipe called “chak chak”. This is one of my favorite variations including sunflower seeds mmmm :). I also have enough pictures of how I use my KitchenAid attachments that will hopefully make sense. My husband Mike took these fab pics of me making everything; I couldn’t even imagine doing it myself, he’s the best! It was so nice to just do my thang without having to leave everything, clean my hands, take pics then get back to working, so all these pictures are in the moment of exactly how I make Chak Chak.
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
1 tsp salt
Use paddle attachment to completely mix the ingredients until it forms a mass.
Attach the pasta roller to the KitchenAid. Roughly flatten dough just using your hands (this picture just shows the dough mass, not the roughly flattened out one). Just use the palms of your hands to stretch it out. It’s okay if there are holes, or it’s uneven because the handy dandy roller will fix everything!Adjust the KitchenAid Mixer to a medium high speed. Adjust the setting on the roller to about a centimeter before “1”. Let the dough go through once then fold it together, then put it through again. Put it through the roller until it doesn’t have bumps/lumps or holes. If there are holes then simply fold the dough in half then put it through. Once it’s completely smooth, switch the setting to 1 and repeat the process. If the dough is too long for you to manage then cut it in half.
Now put the dough through until it comes out smooth on the 5th setting on the roller(haha, I know the picture has a 3, just pretend that’s a 5 :)). This is the minimum thickness needed for the dough to go through the spaghetti roller smoothly.
Evenly coat the dough with flour on both sides to reduce sticking both to the table and to the rollers.Switch to spaghetti roller. Put the sheets of dough through then watch the magic happen! Once you’re done with all of the pasta, bring heat up some oil on medium high heat. make sure your have about an inch of oil in the pot/pan. I can’t tell you the exact amount of oil to heat up because I don’t know what pot/pan size you will be using.The drizzle will only contain honey and sugar. Obviously you can add in your favorite flavorings at this time also. I think cinnomon would be a fun one to try. What I’m doing int he picture above is lightly covering the surface of my measuring cup with oil so that the honey doesn’t stick to it.
You’ll need 1 cup of honey and a little under 1/2 cup of brown sugar (or white sugar) and bring that just to a boil. Do not overheat or it will be bitter. Add in the noodles to the frying pan little by little. Fry until a light golden brown and set on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Do not forget about your honey/sugar mixture! Once you’re done frying, relocate the noodles to a bigger bowl so you have room to mix everything together. Add in anything you want. I just happened to have sunflower seeds on hand and added them in. You can add any nuts (I add walnuts usually), or dried berries.
Pour the honey/sugar mixture over the bowl and mix mix mix! Don’t mix for too long or the sugar will start hardening. Try to do it in under 30 seconds.I had this parchment paper covered bowl ready so I just dumped the mixture into there and pressed it down and popped it in the fridge until it’s completely cook and hardened. Once it hardened, slice it into desired size. I’d recommend going smaller rather than bigger because these things are harder to bite into and it’s easier to get a bite size piece rather than a giant one.All done! Your hard work will pay off 😉 and you could reward yourself with a chak chak piece!
You can buy store bought dough/noodles/pasta if that would be easier.
Obviously you can roll out the dough and then cut it into strips, but that would take a lot longer. That’s what my mom and I used to do, and it DID take A LOT longer. But it’s still worth it!
I’ve made this recipe with uncooked flour tortillas and it turned out great.
Slightly minimize the honey sugar mixture if you’re finding it hard to chew.
Double the recipe for bigger gatherings.
Remember to cut into small pieces!
Sweet, classic chak chak!
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar *or white sugar
- sunflower seeds
- dried cranberries/blueberries/raisins/chocolate
Make the dough by combining the "Part 1" ingredients.
Roll out the dough into a thin sheet. Flour the surfaces to prevent sticking.
Cut into thin strips resembeling spaghetti.
Heat up enough oil to medium high in a pan. Place a handful at a time of the noodles until they are light golden brown. Set the fried noodles on a paper towel to absorb the oil. Repeat until all the noodles are fried.
Bring the "Part 2" ingredients to a boil while you're preparing everything.
Transfer the fried pasta to bigger bowl. Add in the optional ingredients. Add the honey/sugar drizzle and mix.
Transfer to a parchment/aluminum covered container and store in the fridge until fully hardened (about 30 minutes). Cut or break off into bite size pieces and serve!