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Çäkçäk (right) and Boxara käläwäse (left)
Type Doughnut
Place of origin Russia
Region or state Tatarstan and Bashkortostan
Main ingredients Dough, optionally hazelnuts
Cookbook: Çäkçä  Media: Çäkçä

Çäkçäk (pronounced [ɕækˈɕæk], Janalif: Cəkcək, Tatar Cyrillic: Чәкчәк[1] or чәк-чәк, çäk-çäk; Tajik: чақчақ, chaqchaq; Russian: чак-чак, chak-chak; Bashkir: сәк-сәк, säk-säk, Kazakh "шек-шек" (shek-shek)), frequently anglicized as chak-chak /ækˈæk/, is a Tatar sweet. It is particularly popular in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, and is recognized as Tatarstan's national sweet in Russia.

Çäkçäk is made from unleavened dough cut and rolled into hazelnut-sized balls, which are then deep-fried in oil. Optionally hazelnuts or dried fruits are added to the mixture. The fried balls are stacked in a mound in a special mold and drenched with hot honey. After cooling and hardening, çäkçäk may be optionally decorated with hazelnuts and dried fruits.

Traditional wedding çäkçäk is of bigger size and is often covered with candies and dragées. The biggest çäkçäk (1,000 kg) was prepared on 29 August 2005 during Kazan's millennium celebration.[2]


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  1. ^ a b (Tatar) "Чәкчәк". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002. 
  2. ^ (Russian) Chak-chak record in Kazan

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