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….