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Pão de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Bread


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 24 Small Puffs
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 50m

Try baking a South American mainstay – these light and fluffy cheese puffs are best served warm from the oven.


  • oil or butter, for greasing
  • 250ml full-fat milk
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300g tapioca flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 2 egg
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated


Step 1

Heat the oven to 220C. Grease a baking sheet with oil or butter and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan add the milk, butter and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the tapioca flour. Stir it vigorously and let cool a little.

Step 3

Pour the dough into a standing mixer or use a bowl and an electric hand whisk. Beat the dough until its cool. Beat the eggs in one at a time waiting until each one is completely incorporated before adding the next. When the dough is glossy and mixed add in the cheese. Beat again until mixed.

Step 4

Spoon the dough onto the baking sheet in 1 tbsp balls, 5cm apart. Bake for 30 mins until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven and eat while still warm.

Source: bbcgoodfood

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