Spicy Salty Sticks are a great alternative to my Party Cheesy Sticks Recipe. Instead of cheese and fresh yeast dough, they are made from an easy quark dough. They are both easy to work with and more importantly fast in preparation. Sprinkle with cumin or sesame seeds and snack with my Salsa and Dip Recipes. Have a great weekend!
Total Time: 1 hour
300g of plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon of baking powder without phosphate, sifted
½ teaspoon of sea salt and ground chili
150g of low-fat creamy quark
200g of butter, soft in cubes
1+1 whole eggs
Cumin and sesame seeds to finish
In a large mixing bowl place flour with baking powder, salt, chili and mix.
Next, stir in the quark, yogurt, butter and 1 egg.
Start kneading a dough with a spatula until you get a smooth and homogeneous texture. The dough should not be too thick, nor too sticky. Cover with a cling foil and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Take the dough out and divide into 2 parts. Roll it out between 2 sheets of cling foil into a rectangular shape of 0,5 cm thick. Cut the strips with a pastry wheel.
Always take 2 strips of the dough and braid them into an easy pony tail. Connect the ends and gently place into a large baking tray lined with some baking paper. Continue with the rest of the 1st part of the dough.
Then, brush with egg and sprinkle with cumin. Let it dry for a couple of minutes and bake about 15 minutes until golden.
Meanwhile, prepare the 2nd part of the dough accordingly. Brush with the egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake and let it cool down for a bit.
Makes 2 large baking trays of the sticks.