Fried Cheese Balls

Makes: 40 Fried Cheese Balls Oil Temperature: 160 °C
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes   Frying Time: 1 hour 


500 g Cake flour (4 x 250 ml / 4 cups)
5 ml Salt (1 tsp)
5 ml Sugar (1 tsp)
3 ml Cayenne Pepper (½ tsp)
5 ml Aromat (1 tsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
500 ml Lukewarm water
30 ml Oil (2 tbsp)
1 Large egg, beaten
500 ml Cheddar Cheese (2 cups)
Oil, for deep frying


  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar, Cayenne Pepper and Aromat together.
  2. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix through with the flour mixture.
  3. Mix the lukewarm water, oil and egg together and add to the flour mixture to form a batter dough.
  4. Mix the batter with a spoon until smooth, do not over mix the batter.
  5. Cover the bowl with greased plastic and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Knock the batter down and add the grated cheese. Mix until the cheese is evenly mixed through the batter.
  7. Cover with a greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for 10 – 12 minutes.
  8. In the meantime, warm the oil in a large saucepan. Place a teaspoon full into the warm oil, making sure not to over load the saucepan. Fry until golden on the one side, about 3 minutes. Turn over and fry on the other side until golden. Repeat, and use all the batter.
  9. Remove from the oil onto paper towel/brown paper to drain. Serve warm or cold.

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