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.
|Tapioca Flour||2 cups|
|Grated Cheese (Parmesan or Cheddar)||1 cup|
|Olive Oil||1/2 cup|
- 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.