A delicious Chak Chak recipe from Tatarstan. A Fried Honey Cake popular in Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakstan and across Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. Chak Chak (Чак-чак) or Çäkçäk is served for guests, at weddings and celebrations.
Put the flour into a bowl and add the egg mixture and stir together breaking up any lumps and make a soft dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
Cut the dough into thin long strips, about 1-2" wide. You will now have lots of long strips of dough. Layer 3-4 strips on top of each other to make cutting easier, just sprinkle enough flour so they don't stick. Cut these long strips into small pieces about ½ cm or ¼" wide. Shake them to separate immediately. Remember that their size will double or triple when you fry them in oil.
Final step, place the Chak Chak on the plate and form a hill or a pyramid with your hands. Again, this must be done very quickly as it sets fast. It's helpful to wet you hands with cold water to help you form the pyramid.
Refrigerate before serving to allow the Chak Chak to cool and set, or serve immediately warm in smaller portions.