“Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo) are the yummiest little cheesy breads, and they’re made with tapioca flour! They go great with any meal, or you can serve them as an appetizer. Serve these cheese puffs hot out of the oven for maximum deliciousness.”
The first step in making Brazilian Cheese Puffs is to get your ingredients together. Start by whisking together some tapioca flour, salt, baking powder, eggs and milk until smooth. Then melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat while stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn. Once melted add the cheese cubes to the pan while still stirring so that all sides of each cube are covered in butter. Pour
prep: 10 mins cook: 30 mins total: 40 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 24 puffs
1 cup tapioca starch
¼ cup water
¼ cup canola oil
½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
? cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Combine the canola oil, water, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the tapioca starch in a metal bowl; pour the oil and water mixture over the tapioca; mix thoroughly. Beat in the egg. Stir in the yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the mixture into mini-muffin tins.
Place on middle rack of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
Per Serving: 175 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 15.6g; fat 10.4g; cholesterol 32.8mg; sodium 427.6mg.