Tequeños are a classic venezuelan fried cheese sticks, which originally where created in the town of Los Teques. They are filled with squeaky and salty queso blanco, and sub out the breadcrumb coating for a pastry-like shell.
Tequeños are very liked by everyone. Kids and older people love them. You will always find them in birthday parties or any other occasion.
In a bowl we are going to add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, egg, salt, butter and we are going to incorporate the milk little by little until we get a dough.
Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and let it rest on a side for 30 minutes.
While our dough is resting we are going to cut our white cheese blocks.
Unwrap dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Knead with your hands until the dough is very smooth and elastic, about 2 -3 minutes. Add more flour over the surface, if necessary.
Next, roll out into a 12 x 15-inch rectangle 1/8-inch thick. Using a knife, or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into wide strips 1-inch wide strips.
Take one strip of dough and cover one of the ends of one cheese stick with dough. Continue to wrap dough around the stick in a spiral fashion, overlapping the edges until you reach the other end. Cover the other end with dough and pinch edges close to seal fully. The cheese has to be completely covered with dough. Repeat with remaining cheese sticks.
Last but not least, you can fry them in the air fryer or in a hot pan with oil and enjoy!
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