Recipe: Kaastengels Indonesia

Kaastengels is a popular Indonesian cookies influenced by Dutch colonialism. However, Kaastengels in Netherlands is completely different form than what Indonesian knows. Indonesian version is a butter cookie with sand-like texture whereas their Dutch counterparts is a bread stick. The word stengels itself means stems or sticks, and since both are thin and long-shaped so i think it safe to say that no translations are lost. Also both have the same important element, cheese or in dutch, kaas.

250 gr flour
200 gr grated old cheese
50 gr powdered parmesan cheese
50 gr maizena
1/2 tsp baking powder
300 gr butter
1 tsp salt

Cooking instructions
Mix flour, baking powder, maizena, and salt together. Make sure no lumps.
In another bowl, put butter and put in flour mixture one part by part. Mix with spatula until smooth.
Add cheese and parmesan, mix with spatula again until smooth.
Put aside the dough in cool dry place, or in refrigerator with close lid, for half an hour.
Preheat the oven for 180 celcius.
Take small part of the dough and roll it with a dough roller until about 1-2 mm thick.
Cut into long rectangle about 5x20mm wide.
Place the rectangles into a bake sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool before storage and serving.


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