Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pao De Queijo (aka Brazilian Cheese Puffs)

These things are like heaven wrapped up in a little puff! It is pronounced pow-je-kayjo. Chris had them all the time while he served his mission in Brazil & we've had them at Tuacano's as well. So I looked up the recipe & Chris made them. They taste exactly like the real thing & are actually super easy to make!
2 cups tapioca flour*
1 cup milk (Chris used 2%)
1/2 cup butter or margarine (he used margarine)
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 mini muffin tin
*We found tapioca flour at the Natural Grocer store next to Kohls in St. George. It is also called manioc starch or tapioca starch. This recipe will not work with regular flour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In the mean time bring the milk, salt and butter to a boil in a sauce pan while constantly stirring the mixture. Once boiling remove the mixture from heat. Slowly add tapioca flour, stirring constantly until thoroughly mixed. Add the cheese and eggs to mixture. Mix until smooth (it won't be 100% smooth because of the cheese). Fill each mini muffin cup about 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 16-18 minutes.
Eat while hot. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside! Delicioso!

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