Region or stateMaghreb
Main ingredientsdough, honey and orange blossom water

Shebakia (Arabic: شباكية) or Chebakia, also known as Griwech or Griouech, is a Maghrebi pastry made of strips of dough rolled to resemble a rose, deep-fried until golden, then coated with a syrup made of honey and orange blossom water and sprinkled with sesame.[1][2][3] It is typically consumed during Ramadan and religious celebrations.[1][4] Chebakia is from the Ottoman desserts culture.[5]

A massive shebakia in Marrakesh.
A massive shebakia in Marrakesh.

Similar pastries include the Cartellate and the Fazuelos, though the latter is constructed differently, and is thinner and less dense.

See also


  1. ^ a b Benayoun, Mike (1 Jul 2016). "Griouech". 196 flavors. Retrieved 13 Nov 2022.
  2. ^ Mom, LDS's (3 Sep 2018). "Algerian Crunchy Sweets- Griwech". My Excellent Degustations. Retrieved 13 Nov 2022.
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  4. ^ "Moroccan Sesame and Honey Cookies With Saffron, Cinnamon and Anise". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  5. ^ Oktay, S. and Sadıkoglu, S., 2018. Journal of Ethnic Foods. p.6.