In a recent recipe post on Brazilian Sautéed Chicken Hearts with Cauliflower, I mentioned that my wife was Brazilian. So, this recipe for Brazilian cheese bread is her contribution to The Healthy Hubby.
Brazilian cheese bread (or Pão de Queijo in Portuguese) are little baked puffy balls that are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re made with tapioca flour so they’re gluten-free (tapioca flour is not low in carbs so, if you’re watching your carb intake, you may want to skip this one or just make it for a special occasion). They’re very easy to make and bake up in about 15-20 minutes. If you’ve never had Brazilian Cheese Bread, then you’re in for a treat!
- 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups tapioca flour
- 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 beaten pastured eggs
- Place the butter, water and milk into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. When it just starts to boil, remove from the heat.
- Place the tapioca flour into a large mixing bowl and add the liquid mixture.
- Mix all the ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Mix the eggs, salt and the parmesan cheese together and add to the flour mixture and mix all the ingredients together.
- Onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, scoop out little balls about 1.5"-2" in diameter. Should make about 30.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 350.
- Don't over cook. They should be firm on the outside and chewy on the inside.
- Serve warm.
- A word about the nutritional information listed for my recipes. It is calculated automatically by the plugin-in that I use to display the recipes on The Healthy Hubby web site. While I believe it to be fairly accurate, since they are generated automatically, don't take it as gospel.
That’s it. Very simple and quick!