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Pão de Queijo (“cheese bread” in Portuguese) is a small, airy, cheesy roll:
They are made with tapioca flour:
So if you are one of the many who avoid gluten, this is a bread you can eat!
And it’s a cinch to make.
Simply throw tapioca flour, milk, an egg, olive oil, grated cheese, and salt into a blender:
And pulse until it is smooth.
Spoon the batter into a greased mini muffin tin:
And bake for about 20 minutes or until they are puffy and golden brown.
I like to eat these with just about everything.
But most of the time I just eat them on their own with a little butter.
One time I cut them in half:
And made a sandwich with leftover Beef Ribs:
That was really good, too.
Whatever you decide to eat Pão de Queijo with, I know you will love them.
- 1½ cups tapioca flour (tapioca starch)
- ⅔ cup milk (or half and half)
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ½ cup grated cheese of your choice, packed (I use Gruyère)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Grease a mini muffin tin.
- Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. (Makes 2 cups of batter)
- Spoon the batter into the mini muffin tins, about ¾ full.
- Bake for 20 minutes.