Ever wanted to make Cheetos from scratch? In Classic Snacks Made from Scratch, Casey Barber presents her own interpretation: she creates a buttery, flaky base with flour and cornmeal, then bakes the puffs in the oven. These Cheetos are certainly different than the ones you'll find in the red bags, but they're still really darn good.
'cheese powder' on Serious Eats
Cheetos are one of those mysterious processed snacks whose final texture and flavor does little to explain their manufacturing process. A few years ago, Wired magazine did a little research and shared pictures of a cornmeal mixture passing through an extruder into a fryer and then getting coated with cheese powder. Informative? Yes. Useful for home experiments? Not really. In Classic Snacks Made from Scratch, Casey Barber presents her own interpretation of the Cheeto.