Pao De Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
32 to 48 cheese puffs
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, plus for oiling the pan
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 eggs
Directions
  • Special equipment: a 48-cup mini muffin pan

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 48-cup mini muffin pan with vegetable oil.

  • In a food processor, combine the tapioca flour, Asiago, milk, vegetable oil, salt, garlic and eggs. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  • Fill each mini muffin cup with 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, then remove from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes.

  • Remove the pao de queijo from the muffin pan and enjoy.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

Cook's Note: This is a very forgiving gluten-free bread. For a sweeter option, cut out the garlic and replace the cheese with 1 cup chocolate.


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