Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)December 20th, 2010Recipes, Baking Recipes, Recipes60 Comments
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe
Adapted from: Simply Recipes
Makes 16 – 17
1 egg, at room temperature
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup milk
Scant 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) tapioca flour (tapioca starch)
1/2 cup packed (about 100 grams) grated cheese of your choice (I like the combination of cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese)
1 heaping teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a mini-muffin tin generously. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender so that everything gets blended well. At this point you can store the batter in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until all puffy and just lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes. Eat while warm or save to reheat later.
- I used an olive oil/canola oil blend and the recipe works just fine.
- You can buy tapioca flour or tapioca starch at Asian food stores such as 99 Ranch. It’s also available at Whole Foods, or online, according to Simply Recipes.