Gluten free pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread)

Gluten free pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread)


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About this recipe: These delicious Brazilian cheese balls are gluten free and suitable for those coping with coeliac disease. Try experimenting with different types of herbs and cheeses to achieve a variation on the result.


Serves: 6 

  • 120ml olive oil or butter
  • 80ml water
  • 80ml milk or soya milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 270g tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 55g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 beaten eggs

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Pour olive oil, water, milk, and salt into a large saucepan, and place over high heat. When the mixture comes to the boil, remove from heat immediately, and stir in tapioca flour and garlic until smooth. Set aside to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Stir the cheese and egg into the tapioca mixture until well combined, the mixture will be chunky like cottage cheese. Drop rounded balls, about 2 to 3 tablespoons worth, of the mixture onto an ungreased baking tray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

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