Pao de Queijo "Cheese Sandwich"

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  • Yield: 30
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 40m
  • Ready In: 60m
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Pao de Queijo

Pao de queljo, you can't not go to Minas and not taste one of their Brazilian recipes such as Pao de queljo (Cheese Sandwiches). It's like I've never been there. Cheese bread is one of the greatest symbols of Minas Gerais cuisine. Such is the richness of gastronomy in Minas Gerais. However, cheese bread wins in versatility, being a food for any time, especially with a little coffee.

Despite the name "bread", it should not be made with flour, but with Polvilho azedo ( cassava starch ) which is a product derived from cassava. The story goes that this recipe appeared on the Minas Gerais farms in the quest to replace wheat flour in some dishes, at a time when access to flour was scarce.

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  • 500 g Tapioca flour (starch) is gluten-free
  • 150 ml of water
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 120 ml of oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 250 g of grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste


Step 1

In a saucepan, boil the water and add the milk, oil and salt

Step 2

In a saucepan, boil the water and add the milk, oil and salt

Step 3

Add the tapioca flour, mix well and start kneading the dough with the heat off

Step 4

When the dough is mixed well, add the Parmesan, the eggs and mix again until everything is combined.

Step 5

Grease your hands and create 2 cm diameter poles.

Step 6

Arrange the balls in a pan greased with oil, leaving a space between them

Step 7

Bake in a preheated medium oven (180 ° C) for about 40 minutes

Comments (4)

  1. posted by Antonio Franzina on October 25, 2021

    Wrong doses of liquids. A baby food comes out that cannot be made into balls

    • posted by admin on November 15, 2021

      You are right, thanks that you pointed out that 240 ml of each was added instead it had to be 150 ml of milk and 150 ml of water. That if you want you can make 300ml of milk directly.
      THANK YOU again for your time in commenting.
      However now I correct it.

      • posted by Jessica Frigerio on January 23, 2023

        ciao, più o meno quanto sale?

        • posted by admin on April 14, 2023

          a piacere puo essere zero come un pizzico io normalmente metto meta cucchiaino


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