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Cheesy Delight: Fluffy Pu00e3o de Queijo with a Twist

Pão de Queijo

About the Dish:

Pão de Queijo is a popular Brazilian cheese bread made with tapioca flour, cheese, eggs, and oil. It is a delicious and gluten-free snack that is enjoyed throughout Brazil. The bread has a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior with a cheesy flavor. It is often served warm and is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 200mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g


Ingredient Quantity
Tapioca Flour 2 cups
Grated Cheese (Parmesan or Cheddar) 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Eggs 2
Olive Oil 1/2 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and olive oil over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
  • Step 2: In a large bowl, mix the tapioca flour and grated cheese. Pour the hot milk mixture over the flour and cheese mixture and stir well until everything is combined.
  • Step 3: Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. The dough will be sticky.
  • Step 4: Using your hands or an ice cream scoop, shape the dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the pão de queijo is golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Step 6: Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Pão de Queijo is best enjoyed warm.

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