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Pão de queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

There is nothing better than bread and cheese and our Pão de queijo recipe proves just that. Traditionally eaten at breakfast or as a snack, this popular Brazilian dish is about to become your new favourite thing.

food

Pão de queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

There is nothing better than bread and cheese and our Pão de queijo recipe proves just that. Traditionally eaten at breakfast or as a snack, this popular Brazilian dish is about to become your new favourite thing.

Ingredients

  • 170g Tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 160ml whole milk
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 85g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 25g Parmesan cheese, grated

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the tapioca flour and salt together in a large bowl, create a well in the centre and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan combine the milk and oil and slowly bring to a boil. Pour the hot liquid into the tapioca flour and mix well. Add the egg and stir again, the mixture should look similar to a thick Choux pastry. Stir through both the cheeses until incorporated and a slightly tacky dough forms.
  4. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls and place on the lined tray.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, until puffed up, lightly golden and oozy in the middle.
  6. Eat warm so the cheese is melted and gooey. You also can reheat them before serving.