Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe
Adapted from: Simply Recipes
Makes 20 | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Bake Time: 20 Minutes
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, it will yield about 2 cups batter.
Transfer the batter into the mini muffin tins. Fill up about 3/4 full. 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.
You can buy tapioca flour or tapioca starch at Asian food stores such as 99 Ranch Market. It’s also available at Whole Foods, or online, according to Simply Recipes.