Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Submitted by:
Luiza Raniero, Potsdam, Germany
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1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
0.6 cup milk
1 1/2 cups (170g) tapioca flour (it’s gluten free!)
1/2 cup grated cheese of your preference (we get good results with feta cheese - no need to grate -, or fresh farmers cheese)
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)

There are lots of ways to prepare Pão se queijo, but this one is very simple, what makes it even better! Let’s go:

1. Preheat oven to 180-200°C. Spread a small amount olive oil around the insides of each well of a mini-muffin tin.

2. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth.

3. Pour batter into prepared mini-muffin tin, not quite to the top.

4. Bake at 200°C in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until all puffy and nicely browned. Remove, wait a little bit and enjoy this Brazilian delight!


Pão de Queijão is a veeeery known and appreciated snack in Brazil and it has the “power” to bring people together and it reminds me to good moments with family and loved ones!
Try this with a hot cup of coffee as a perfect fit drink! ;)

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