Let’s learn a classic Brazilian recipe today, Brazilian Cheese Puffs (or you can also say Cheese Breads)!
These little cheesy balls are called pão de queijo (pronunciation here) and are a typical snack served for breakfast or teatime in Brazil. 🇧🇷
To keep all its cheesiness and delight your family and guests, serve them fresh from the oven. You can also freeze them (after baked) and just pop in the oven for 15 minutes before serving.
Just remember they are highly addictive and you won’t be able to eat just one! 😜
- ⅓ cup of olive oil (or coconut oil)
- ⅔ cup of milk
- 1 egg
- ½ cup of parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 and ½ cups of tapioca flour (cassava)
- In a blender add olive oil, milk, egg, salt, and parmesan cheese. Then mix until well combined.
- Once combined, add the tapioca flour in three steps (½ cup each) until all of the tapioca flour has been added.
- Mix well on high, scraping down the sides of the blender so that everything is nicely blended.
- Grease a mini muffin tin and pour the batter in, leaving some space unfilled as they will raise considerably.
- Bake them at 200C (400F) for 20 minutes or until they are light golden brown.
- It’s done! 🎉
Did you know? The brazilian cuisine has a variety of dishes and snacks; some of them very popular in a particular region of the country, while completely uncommon in other parts.
Cheese Puffs, for example, are more frequently found in the Eastern Central area of the country, mainly in the state of Minas Gerais and its capital, Belo Horizonte.
* Note: net carb count = total carbs - fiber. Carb count is estimated based on the products I used.
Always check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.