Salty cheese straws or sticks also called in Romanian something like the Salty ones (Sărățele) are an ideal snack for a movie evening but also on a long auto drive. It’s a perfect combination between a sandwich and the German pretzels, or cheese bites.

The cheese used in this recipe is a traditional Romanian recipe but there are similar products in Eastern Europe (and not only):

Greek feta, but also as in the case of Turkish teleme, American teleme cheese, Bulgarian or Macedonian sirene, and Serbian sir.

The cheese is put through an ageing process that makes it crisper, more flavoured and salty. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemea )

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Yields1 Serving

 For dough
 500 g flour
 250 g butter (almost melted)
 2 eggs
 250 g grated Telemea - salty goat or cow cheese (similar to greek feta, Turkish teleme, sirene or sir)
 on top of dough
 50 g grated Telemea
 40 ml egg yolk or milk (for hydrating the dough)
 10 g cumin
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size amount per 100g


Amount Per Serving
Calories 295.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.5g20%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 10mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 36.1g13%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 9.7g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Step 1 - add the eggs on top of the flour;

Step 2 - add the milk on top of the ingredients;

Step 3 - add the grated cheese (Telemea);

Step 4 - add the butter. The butter should be almost at melting temperature;

Step 5 - start mix all the ingredients ;

Step 6 - and keep mixing

Step 7 - until they form a consistent dough

Step 8 - scramble an egg (without cooking it). This will be used later on top of the sticks before they are put into the oven;

Step 9 - put some flour on a flat surface;

Step 10 - let the dough rest for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, get a ball of dough, about a fist wide;

Step 11 - roll the dough on the flat surface that you put flour on until you get a sheet of about 0.5mm. It doesn't have to be exactly 0.5mm;

Step 12 - cut the sheet (dough) into smaller pieces in the shape you want (in the video we are playing around with the Cheese Sticks form);

Step 13 - the dough can be molded into sticks or triangles or whatever other shape you can think of;

Step 14 - with a brush, add some of the scrambled egg on top of the Cheese Sticks

Step 15 - you can also add some more cheese on the Cheese Sticks if you would like;

Step 16 - add some cumin on top of the shaped dough

Step 17 - put the shaped dough sticks into a tray. Preheat the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (374 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake at 190 degrees for 10-15min until they become golden crusty.

Step 18 - Eating time! They are usually served as they are out of the oven or with milk, tea or other soft drinks.
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Ingredients

 For dough
 500 g flour
 250 g butter (almost melted)
 2 eggs
 250 g grated Telemea - salty goat or cow cheese (similar to greek feta, Turkish teleme, sirene or sir)
 on top of dough
 50 g grated Telemea
 40 ml egg yolk or milk (for hydrating the dough)
 10 g cumin

Directions

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Step 1 - add the eggs on top of the flour;

2

Step 2 - add the milk on top of the ingredients;

3

Step 3 - add the grated cheese (Telemea);

4

Step 4 - add the butter. The butter should be almost at melting temperature;

5

Step 5 - start mix all the ingredients ;

6

Step 6 - and keep mixing

7

Step 7 - until they form a consistent dough

8

Step 8 - scramble an egg (without cooking it). This will be used later on top of the sticks before they are put into the oven;

9

Step 9 - put some flour on a flat surface;

10

Step 10 - let the dough rest for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, get a ball of dough, about a fist wide;

11

Step 11 - roll the dough on the flat surface that you put flour on until you get a sheet of about 0.5mm. It doesn't have to be exactly 0.5mm;

12

Step 12 - cut the sheet (dough) into smaller pieces in the shape you want (in the video we are playing around with the Cheese Sticks form);

13

Step 13 - the dough can be molded into sticks or triangles or whatever other shape you can think of;

14

Step 14 - with a brush, add some of the scrambled egg on top of the Cheese Sticks

15

Step 15 - you can also add some more cheese on the Cheese Sticks if you would like;

16

Step 16 - add some cumin on top of the shaped dough

17

Step 17 - put the shaped dough sticks into a tray. Preheat the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (374 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake at 190 degrees for 10-15min until they become golden crusty.

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Step 18 - Eating time! They are usually served as they are out of the oven or with milk, tea or other soft drinks.
Enjoy and subscribe to our Youtube channel!
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Salty Cheese Straws