Pão de queijo (cheese bread)

servings 24
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100g of Parmesan, grated
  • 100g of mature cheddar, grated
  • 240ml of milk
  • 120ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300g of tapioca flour, or sour Cassava flour
  • 2 eggs

Method

1
Combine the milk, oil and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil, whisking occasionally. Once boiling, remove from the heat
  • 240ml of milk
  • 120ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
2
Add the flour to the warm milk mixture and stir in thoroughly until a dough forms. Transfer the dough to a bowl and either by hand or using a mixer with a paddle attached, beat the dough for several minutes
  • 300g of tapioca flour, or sour Cassava flour
3
Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then gradually incorporate into the mix before adding the cheese. Mix to combine, then chill in the fridge
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g of Parmesan, grated
  • 100g of mature cheddar, grated
4
Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3
5
Divide the dough into 24 pieces and gently roll into balls - rubbing some flour on your hands will help to stop the dough from sticking. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray, or if you prefer you can pipe the mix onto the tray using a piping bag
6
Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden and puffed up, then allow to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving