Brazilian Crispy Cheese Bread


Eaten for breakfast or as a snack, these rolls are popular in Brazil. They're crispy on the outside and cheesy in the middle. Serve warm.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 rolls


  • 1 ⅔ cups tapioca flour

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • ¼ cup oil

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 6 tablespoons plain yogurt

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Pour tapioca flour into a medium sized bowl.

  2. Combine water, oil, and salt in a saucepan and bring to boil. Pour oil mixture into flour mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until batter is combined. Let cool slightly. Fold in egg, yogurt, Parmesan cheese into batter.

  3. Grease hands with oil and form the batter into 12 balls; arrange on a nonstick baking sheet.

  4. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
13g Fat
29g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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