Let me tell you about this Brazilian cheese bread. It’s soooo good. When you eat it right out of the oven, it’s warm, chewy, crunch, and cheesy.
My first experience with this bread was at a Brazilian steak house, I think it was Fogo de Chao (btw, this is not a sponsored post). I’m pretty sure that I had about 3 baskets full of these because the waiters just kept them coming. From that time on, I had to learn how to make it.
The main ingredient is Tapoica flour. This was pretty hard to come by for me but I’ve found out that Target had some in stock. I’ve researched a lot of different recipes and some say that you need a blender but I’ve just used the good old fork to mix it. Uncanny, I know.
Anyways, here’s the recipe!
Pao De Queijo:
(Makes 12 “muffins”)
-1/4 cup Olive Oil
-2/3 cup Milk
–1 1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
–1/2 cup of Grated Cheese (I used Sharp Cheddar)
-1/2 tsp of Salt
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Prepare the muffin tin by thoroughly greasing it
- In a big bowl, combine all ingredients until it is mixed well
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin filling each cup a little more than halfway
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown
- Once it is baked, take it out of the oven and let cool for 5 min. Serve them warm and enjoy!