Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

    Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)


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    A popular snack in Brazil, these delicious cheese puffs are easy to make and also gluten free! Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Brazilian Cheese Puffs Video.

    Makes: 20 cheese puffs

    • 300ml milk
    • 150ml vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 500g tapioca starch
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g Parmesan cheese, grated

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and oil and flour a baking tray.
    2. In a large saucepan, heat the milk, oil and salt just to the boil.
    3. As soon as the milk starts boiling, add all of the tapioca starch. Stir constantly until it forms a dough that pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat and let cool.
    4. When cool, stir in the eggs one at a time until incorporated. Stir in the cheese, then knead until it all comes together.
    5. Grease your hands with butter to prevent sticking, and shape the dough into small balls. Place on a baking tray with enough space between them to allow rising.
    6. Bake 25 minutes or until puffed and golden.

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    These cheese balls are very tasty and would be a great compliment to soup. - 10 Jan 2017

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