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Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread

Our visit through Brazil proceeds. In the wake of posting the moqueca formula, a few approached if I had a formula for Pão de Queijo, or Brazilian cheddar bread, similar to a chewy cheddar puff made with custard flour.

In actuality, I do! My companion Bill gave me this formula year back, a most loved from his Brazilian spouse Silvia.

I've made it a few times, each time with various cheeses. Discussion about addictive! I've chopped Bill's unique formula down to only a third, supposing that I made a full clump (48) I could eat them all.

There are a few different ways to make Pão de Queijo. One technique incorporates cooked potatoes. One technique is similar to a pâte a choux in which you cook the mixture first.

The fastest, most straightforward, easy route technique is the thing that I portray here (and the main path a portion of my Brazilian companions make it). You put the fixings in a blender. Empty them into a smaller than usual biscuit tin, and heat.

The excellence of this formula is that you can make a major group of players and simply store it in the cooler (for as long as seven days), spilling out similarly the same number of smaller than normal biscuits as you need to eat. You can even cook them in a toaster.

The main abnormal fixing is custard flour. Bounce's Red Mill makes it, and you can discover it at Whole Foods. Custard flour is without gluten, so this cheddar bread is incredible for sans gluten eaters.


·         1 large egg*
·         1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
·         2/3 cup milk
·         1 1/2 cups (170 grams) tapioca flour
·         1/2 cup (packed, about 66 grams) grated cheese, your preference, we get good results with feta cheese (no need to grate), or fresh farmer's cheese (if using fresh farmer's cheese, you may want to add another 1/2 teaspoon of salt)
·         1 teaspoon of salt (or more to taste)


*It helps when baking with eggs to start with eggs at room temperature. If you don't plan ahead (that would be me, usually) you can put the egg in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to gently take off the chill of the fridge.

Special equipment:

·         One 24-well or or two 12-well mini muffin tins. Mini muffin tins are about half the size of a regular muffin pan. The muffin openings are about 1-inch deep, and 1 3/4 inch wide at the top.