Brazilian cheese bread - pão de queijo
- Preparation and cooking time
- Makes 24 small puffs
Try baking a South American mainstay - these light and fluffy cheese puffs are best served warm from the oven
- STEP 1
Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Grease a baking sheet with oil or butter and set aside.
- STEP 2
In a medium saucepan add the milk, butter and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the tapioca flour. Stir it vigorously and let cool a little.
- STEP 3
Pour the dough into a standing mixer or use a bowl and an electric hand whisk. Beat the dough until its cool. Beat the eggs in one at a time waiting until each one is completely incorporated before adding the next. When the dough is glossy and mixed add in the cheese. Beat again until mixed.
- STEP 4
Spoon the dough onto the baking sheet in 1 tbsp balls, 5cm apart. Bake for 30 mins until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven and eat while still warm.