They are a regional variety of the famous cheese fingers. which is a culinary preparation that originates in the Middle East and consists of a dough usually made of wheat flour filled with cheese and that can be served alone or accompanied by a sauce or dip.
In Venezuelan food, this snack would fall into the category of "pasapalo" since generally at parties it is consumed between alcoholic beverages which are called "palos".
The traditional Venezuelan tequenos are composed of a dough of wheat flour, egg, butter, water or milk, and some people add sugar to give it a special touch.
In Venezuela, specifically in the state of Miranda, there is an area called "Los Teques", located in the state of Miranda; From where it is presumed the tequenos originate and for this reason, this snack shares the name of the inhabitants of this area.
They can be prepared in different sizes and the largest is called tequenon. This appetizer is so popular that it is eaten at parties, breakfasts, snacks, schools, even cinemas and of course they are the most desired at any Venezuelan wedding.
Due to the popularity of these exquisite preparations, multiple variations of their preparation have come out, for example, stuffed with ham, ham with cheese, chocolate, guayaba with cheese, even Nutella.
And not only variations in the filling but also in the dough with whole wheat flour, puff pastry or banana flour. and even in the cooked, since the traditional ones are fried, but they also make them baked or in an air frier for those who want to consume them in a healthier way.
You can find them in our store in the “pasapalo” section. But if you want to enter the adventure of its preparation, we leave you the recipe below:
For 6 people
For the filling will be used: