Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)


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About this recipe: This savoury little gluten-free snack is a perfect starter or party food. I'm borrowing this recipe from my Brazilian friend Crislei who is so kind enough to share this foolproof recipe.

Mama & her Girls

Serves: 8 

  • 60ml rapeseed oil
  • 60ml water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 135g tapioca flour
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 50g grated mozzarella cheese

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8.
  2. Combine the oil, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Place the tapioca flour in a metal bowl; pour the oil and water mixture over the tapioca; mix thoroughly. Beat in the egg. Stir in the yoghurt, Parmesan and mozzarella. Pour the mixture into mini-muffin tins.
  3. Place on middle rack of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Bake until slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

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