Cheeslings – Perfect Snack

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Cheeslings

Cheeslings are made during Christmas. They are a staple for family Christmas celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg plain flour
  • 500 grams mild cheddar grated
  • 100 grams unsalted margarine
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil to deep fry

Preparation:

  • Sieve the flour and baking powder together and mix well.

  • Mix the margarine, a little at a time, with the flour to
    form a crumbly mixture.

  • Add the cheese and mix well.

  • Add water, a little at a time, to make a stiff dough.

  • Divide the dough into 6-7 equal portions and roll on a floured surface into a circle about 1/4 inch thick.

  • Use a pizza cutter (roller blade type) to cut the circle into thin strips in one direction and then in the other direction so that you end up with small diamond shapes.

  • Heat enough oil to deep fry, in a large pan (on a medium flame). The oil is hot enough when a piece of the dough dropped into it sizzles and rises to the top of the oil immediately.

  • Deep fry these diamond shapes till they are a light golden brown.

  • Drain on paper towels and allow to cool.

  • Store in an airtight container.