Pão de queijo

Pão de queijo

Pão de queijo is a popular snack and breakfast food in Brazil. It is a traditional Brazilian recipe, from the state of Minas Gerais. The flour used to bake these delicious snacks is the tapioca. Tapioca is a starch extracted from the cassava root. It is native to the northern regions of Brazil but it is widespread throughout South America. Tapioca is also used as a thickening agent for soups, etc.

Ingredients

  • 280 gr tapioca flour 
  • 2 eggs  
  • 100 ml milk 
  • 25 ml olive oil or peanut oil 
  • 150 gr sheep’s milk grated cheese (you can also use Gruyère, Emmental, Parmesan cheese, etc.)
  • a pinch of salt

Mix milk and oil in a small pan and warm until it bubbles. Remove from heat.

In the stand-mixer bowl add the tapioca flour, the salt and pour the oil/milk while mixing with the flat beater on speed 3.

Flat beater

Add the eggs, one at the time, and then the grated cheese. Mix until you get a smooth dough.

Create small balls (you should get 18-20 balls from the dough) using your greased hands, and put them on a baking tray (with a baking paper sheet).

Cook for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven (180°C).

 

 

Pão de queijo

Pão de queijo

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