Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pao de Queijo - Brasilian Cassava cheese bread

You can call it what you want: Cheese buns, cheese breads, pao de queijo (Portuguese), Cassava bread, Tapioca bread, are a variety of small, baked, cheese-flavored rolls, a popular typical snack and breakfast food in Brazil. In Colombia they are called Pan de yucca.

Its main ingredient is tapioca flour/starch and some people use Queso fresco, mozzarella, even Parmesan.

They are a little sticky, with a special flavor, and too addictive!! very delicious indeed!!


500g tapioca starch
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons of salt
350gr mozzarella cheese
3 eggs


Place the tapioca flour in a bowl

Bring to boil the milk, water and the oil.

Pour the boiled ingredients on the tapioca and mix with a spoon until well incorporated.

Leave till it cools and add the cheese, eggs (one by one), and salt.

Knead it until well incorporated - add remaining eggs one by one.

Make balls measuring around 2-2.5cm in diameter and put it in a baking tray. Bake at 180 preheated oven until they puff and become baked.

You don't want to over bake, they should be a little under-baked which means don't let it get brown colored.!

Enjoy with a tea, cappuccino, even juice!!


Ellie said...

Oh, Susy ...thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I've been meaning to male this bread ...bought the ingredients and simply didn't get the chance to try it yet.
I am SO glad you posted the recipe...the bread looks PHENOMENAL! I will definitely try you version...I'm excited to try it:)...sooner than later.

Have a great day!

Pam said...

They look pretty and delicious!

Ellie said...

Susy, I made the Pao de Queijo this morning:)...wanted to tell you that they came out fantastic! My husband loves these cheese rolls... so thank you once again for sharing the recipe and the beautiful step-by-step photos.

Have a great day!

Susy said...

Ellie, thank you!
Im so happy it turned out great! Glad you and yor hubby liked them! :)

Nanofiti said...

Ive been trying to find it since so long i will give it a try today and update you with the result tomorrow thank for adding it

Nanofiti said...

yey have done it and it went out so good thanks susana

Denbrowning said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Susan! Your pão de queijo is gorgeous and looks very appetizing too. You really did a great job!!!! And this is from a Brazilian to you...xx

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