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Savory Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

"These moreish cheese bread bites are a favorite in Brazil, and just happen to be gluten-free. Easy and delicious! Serve warm."
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50 m servings 126 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 buns)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a baking sheet.
  2. Combine milk, vegetable oil, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add 4 1/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon tapioca flour; stir constantly until dough easily pulls away form the sides of the pan. Remove from heat; cool 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Mix in Parmesan cheese.
  3. Shape the dough into small balls with greased hands; place onto baking sheet a few inches apart.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden, about 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To keep these delicious morsels gluten-free, use tapioca flour to dust the baking tray.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 126 calories; 5.2 g fat; 17.6 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 180 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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i have been making various versions of Brazilian cheese bread for over a year. This is a wonderful receipe for bread lovers...chewy, crunchy top and full of flavour. Very easy to make. Note: Onc...

Excellent!! This method renders a soft, gooey bread roll. Just the right amount of flavor too. I made three different batches to try different types of flours. Regular tapioca was a bit bland co...

I would have said 5 stars but the ingredient ratios are a bit bizarre here - way too much flour. Check out other web-based recipes for brazilian bread. My experience tells me they've got bette...