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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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a baking sheet.

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  • 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.

  • Shape the dough into small balls with greased hands; place onto baking sheet a few inches apart.

  • 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

125.6 calories; 2.2 g protein; 17.6 g carbohydrates; 16.3 mg cholesterol; 180.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
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: Once you add the liquid to the tapioca let it sit for 30 min so the tapioca absorbs the liquid. It absorbs a lot! I make this into buns and freeze the buns. I have bread to pop in toaster any time. This bread is always quite chewy inside and this is normal. It is cooked through but remains chewy. A must have for a GF home! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2019
I scaled down the recipe and tried making these exactly as written and they simply were not working out. I agree with Markadoc's review that there's simply too much flour. I cannot have regular milk, but can handle hard cheeses. So, I used unsweetened coconut milk (the canned full fat one) following the measurements and there clearly was not enough liquid. So, I heated more milk+oil and probably added too much trying to fix it. Dough didn't puff up and were not holding form even before putting sheet pan in oven---flattening too much. Second attempt I probably ended up using 2.5 - 3 cups tapioca flour to 1 cup of the coconut milk + 1/2 cup oil. Thought the dough wouldn't be right, but after adding in the egg and cheese it did form into a better dough, but seemed way too oily. Well, they baked and puffed up nicely and greasiness disappeared (will try again using just a little less oil). Loved the cheesy inside and flavor of the bread. Texture was spot on compared to what other recipes state it should be. Unfortunately, the recipe ingredient amounts are off and requires tweaking, hence the 3 star rating, which could be a borderline 2 for me as written unless I'm crazy and really did something wrong in attempt #1. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
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: Once you add the liquid to the tapioca let it sit for 30 min so the tapioca absorbs the liquid. It absorbs a lot! I make this into buns and freeze the buns. I have bread to pop in toaster any time. This bread is always quite chewy inside and this is normal. It is cooked through but remains chewy. A must have for a GF home! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
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: Once you add the liquid to the tapioca let it sit for 30 min so the tapioca absorbs the liquid. It absorbs a lot! I make this into buns and freeze the buns. I have bread to pop in toaster any time. This bread is always quite chewy inside and this is normal. It is cooked through but remains chewy. A must have for a GF home! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2016
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 compared to fermented flavor of cassava flour. I also made a small batch with sweet rice flour. The flavor was good. The texture was gummier but still pleasant. Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2018
It was a good recipe THANKS!!!:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2018
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 better ratios. The bread? Awesome AND fun Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2019
I scaled down the recipe and tried making these exactly as written and they simply were not working out. I agree with Markadoc's review that there's simply too much flour. I cannot have regular milk, but can handle hard cheeses. So, I used unsweetened coconut milk (the canned full fat one) following the measurements and there clearly was not enough liquid. So, I heated more milk+oil and probably added too much trying to fix it. Dough didn't puff up and were not holding form even before putting sheet pan in oven---flattening too much. Second attempt I probably ended up using 2.5 - 3 cups tapioca flour to 1 cup of the coconut milk + 1/2 cup oil. Thought the dough wouldn't be right, but after adding in the egg and cheese it did form into a better dough, but seemed way too oily. Well, they baked and puffed up nicely and greasiness disappeared (will try again using just a little less oil). Loved the cheesy inside and flavor of the bread. Texture was spot on compared to what other recipes state it should be. Unfortunately, the recipe ingredient amounts are off and requires tweaking, hence the 3 star rating, which could be a borderline 2 for me as written unless I'm crazy and really did something wrong in attempt #1. Read More
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