Chak chak is a popular Tatar sweet cake. It is easy to make and no many products are needed for this.
We take five chicken eggs, half a kilogram of wheat flour, one tablespoon of cognac, 700 ml of vegetable oil, one glass and a half of honey, one third glass of sugar and one hour and a half of free time.
The eggs must be beaten up.
Then we need to add cognac which will give a nice aroma to the cake. Cognac may be replaced with any strong alcoholic drink.
The flour is added in the mixture of the eggs and cognac. All this should be stirred thoroughly to avoid lumps.
The dough should be mixed well. More flour is to be added in the process. The dough must be a bot softer than you make for dumplings.
Then separate portions of an egg size and roll them out.
The resulted long parts of the dough should lie for five or ten minutes aside. Then cut them into little segments. Remember that their size will increase two or three times when combined with the oil.
Then take a pot with a thick bottom and put it on the fire. Add the vegetable oil and heat it. You can also add a little piece of dough, it should start crackling and its size should grow.
Make the fire stronger and start frying the dough pieces in small portions.
They should become yellow, not brownish!
Now we can take them out.
Put them now on the paper towel. It will absorb extra oil.
When you are done with the frying you can start preparing the honey.
It needs to be mixed with sugar and put on the slow fire. Do not forget to stir the mass. Steam bath will help you to make it all better.
Now goes the final stage. The little balls are to be mixed with the ready honey and placed on the flat palte. Form the neat hill with your hands moistured with cold water. Put the cake in the cold place for some time.
Do not swallow your tongue when you start eating the cake!