Sunday, 31 March 2013

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Adapted from: Simply Recipes
Makes about 20

I have been wanting to make this for the longest time and never really found the time or a good recipe. Had copied this and was in my drafts for so long and last Sunday being a long weekend, got off my butt and made this.

As I did not have a mini muffin tin, I used a flatter muffin tin and this is what came out from it.
Eat it warm and it is soooo good. If there's any left over, simply put them in a foil and heat up and it will taste just as good!

1 egg, at room temperature
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup milk
170 grams tapioca flour (tapioca starch)
about 100 grams grated cheese of your choice (I used 1/2 cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese)
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200 deg C).
Grease a mini-muffin tin generously.
Mix the wet ingredients first, then add the tapioca flour (starch), I used a whisk to mix them together.
Pour into the muffin tins and fill to the brim.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until all puffy and just lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes. Eat while warm or save to reheat later.

Note: I bought a mini muffin tin yesterday and will revisit this site again in a couple of weeks time to see if I can get them to be a bit more ball like!