Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread, is a real treat! These light, fluffy puffs of cheese are made with tapioca flour and are way easier to make than you might think. We used a combination of our Monterey Jack and fresh parmesan. The flavor and fluffiness of Brazilian Cheese Bread is the big draw, but these treats are gluten-free as well! Use any of our cheese to add different flavors into the mix. Bob’s Red Mill is one of the more common manufactures of tapioca flour.
Combine olive oil, water, milk, and salt into a saucepan,
and heat to boiling over high heat. Remove the pan from heat as soon as it
comes to a boil. Transfer liquid to the bowl of a stand mixer and add in
tapioca flour and garlic. Beat on medium until smooth, about 3-5 minutes. Let
rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Beat eggs lightly in a small bowl. Add eggs and cheese into
the tapioca mixture and mix until well combined. The mixture will be slightly
crumbly. Drop rounded tablespoon sized balls of the mixture onto an ungreased
baking sheet. A small cookie scooper works well for this!
Bake in preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned,
12 to 15 minutes.