Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe (Pão De Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe (Pão De Queijo)

2020-07-18
5 Stars (5 Voters)
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This traditional Brazilian cheese bread (Pão De Queijo) is one of the easiest bread recipes I’ve ever made. If you are not familiar with this recipes, this bread is soft, fluffy and loaded with cheese. And it’s not only easy recipe but also gluten free (there is no wheat flour in this recipe).
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
16
PREP TIME
30 Minutes
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Brazilian
INGREDIENTS
    • 1 1/3 cups (170g) Tapioca flour
    • 2/3 cup (160ml) Milk
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) Oil
    • 1 Egg, large
    • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
    • 2/3 cup (85g) Grated mozzarella cheese or any other cheese
    • 1/4 cup (25g) Parmesan cheese, grated
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl place tapioca flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large pan place milk, oil and salt. Bring to a boil. Pour into the tapioca and stir until combined. Add egg and stir until combined. add cheeses and stir until incorporated and a sticky dough forms.
  4. Shape the dough into balls and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden and puffed.
  5. Eat warm or let cool.

Notes:

  • Which cheese to use for Pão De Queijo: you can use mozzarella, cheddar cheese, gruyere cheese, combination of serval cheese or any cheese that you like.
  • How to serve Pão De Queijo: the best way is to eat them warm while the cheese is melted. You also can reheat them before serving.
  • You can store Pão De Queijo at room temperature up to 3 days.
  • To freeze them, shape into balls, place on the baking try and bring to the freezer. Once they are frozen, transfer to a ziplock bag and keep them in the freezer up to 3 months.
COMMENTS (3)
  • L
    Leena
    7/18/2020

    Hi. Does it have to be tapioca flour ? Any alternative flour to use ?

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    The Cooking Foodie
    7/18/2020

    Hi, Traditional Brazilian cheese bread is made of tapioca flour. Iv'e never tried to make it with something else, but maybe you can try with potato starch or cornstarch. Can't guarantee it would work. I also have plant bread recipes or cheese balls with regular wheat flour.

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  • M
    Martha
    7/28/2020

    Leena farinha de tapioca é o mesmo que polvilho doce. Para se fazer farinha de tapioca basta umidecer o polvilho doce, misturar muito bem e passar por uma peneira, para não sobrar grumos

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