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