Today I am going to share another Mauritian recipe, but this time its a snack which Ive grown up eating. Its “cheese stick” Known as “baguette fromage” in Mauritius. This snack is sold in small plastic bag in almost every shop. When I was a kid my mother didn’t like me buying that so often. Therefore, she decided To prepare it herself at home: a healthier version without any food preservatives. Ever since I moved to Europe I often prepare it. At times I use it as an appetiser with cream cheese dip or hummus.
250grms all purpose flour
125grms melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
100grms grated cheddar cheese
Water to make a soft but not sticky dough
Sunflower oil for trying.
- Mix all the dry Ingredients together
- Add butter mix well
- Add water slowly continue mixing To form a soft dough. Do not add too much water, the dough Will become sticky.
- Wrap the dough in cling film and allow it to rest for 30mins
- After 30mins remove the plastic wrap cut the dough into two roll each one 1/4 inch thick
- Cut the rolled out dough into strips of 5-6 cm long
- Heat oil in a frying pan.
- Fry the cheese stick over medium heat until lightly golden brown.
- Drain on paper towel. Store in airtight container . Voilà so easy and yummy. Serve with any dipping sauce of your choice.