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. Oil or butter a baking sheet and set aside.
- STEP 2
Heat the milk, butter and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tapioca flour. Stir vigorously, then leave to cool a little.
- STEP 3
Pour the dough into a standing mixer, or use a bowl and an electric whisk to beat the dough until its cool. Beat the eggs in one at a time, waiting until each is completely incorporated before adding the next. When the dough is glossy and mixed, add the parmesan. 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.