Kastengel or kue keju is Dutch influenced-Indonesian cheese cookie in the form of sticks, commonly found in the Netherlands and Indonesia. The name describes its ingredients, shape and origin; kaas is the Dutch word for “cheese”, while stengels means “sticks”. Unlike most cookies, kaasstengels taste savoury and salty instead of sweet. In Indonesia, owed to its colonial links to the Netherlands, kaasstengels, together with nastar and kue putri salju are the popular kue kering (dried kue or cookie) during festive occasion, such as Natal (Christmas) and Lebaran (Eid al Fitr).
I N G R E D I E N T S
- 330gr all purpose flour
- 200gr old cheese
- 2 egg yolks (for the dough)
- 250gr butter
- 50gr maizena
- 1 egg yolk for spread and
- cheddar or parmesan cheese for topping
H O W T O P R E P A R E
- Beat the butter until it is pale
- Add the egg yolks one by one, mix it together,
- Add flour and maizena.
- Mix well, put in the refrigerator so it is easy to form for 10minutes.
- Brush with egg yoks and sprinkle the cheese, bake it in the 185C oven for 20 minutes (each oven is different, mine only take 15-17 minutes)