If you are looking for an easy Brazilian cheese bread recipe, these cheese puffs take ingredients that that are easy to find. Tastes great!
Our popular Pão de Queijo has an uncertain origin. Word of mouth speculates that the recipe was first created the eighteenth century.
The wheat flour that was sent from Portugal was very low-quality and unfit for consumption. Therefore, the Brazilian population chose to make their recipes using yucca flour.
This easy Brazilian cheese bread recipe, a variation of the traditional formula, is recognized as a typical treat from the state of Minas Gerais. It is also very well known for its milk and dairy products, contributing to the economy of these products. The state’s population elaborated the creation of a recipe by sprinkling cheese leftovers to the soft bread they were used to make with yucca starch.
Some Latin American countries have recipes similar to this easy Brazilian cheese bread recipe. Paraguay and Argentina they have the U-shaped Chipa. In Colombia, the product is called Bono bread and has a flat shape. The version from Ecuador is very similar to ours, has no cheese and is traditionally accompanied by yogurt.
This is a chewy muffin-like bread with a, preferably, thin to medium-thin crunchy crust. Eat while still warm. Can be re-heated later, but it's not the same at all.
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/3 to 2/3 cup of milk (this will control concentration)
- 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup of fork grated feta cheese, or similar
- salt to taste
- Blend all ingredients well, until smooth.
- Grease the mini-muffin tin.
- Fill mini-muffin cups about 7/8.
- Bake in a preheated oven (400°F) for about 15 to 20 minutes (puffy and brown)
- Serve after cooling just a bit.
Equipment: * Blender * small-muffin tins.
Note that Brazilian cheese bread not always come out the same, depending on ingredients quality. You may need to adjust the recipe a bit. I usually test 2 tbsp in the middle of a waffle machine (bakes fast, about 5 minutes). If it comes out a little sticky and little fluffy with a crunchy crust, you are perfect to go.
It should be very similar to a mini muffin. A bit puffier ans slightly sticky, specially in the middle.
You may also want to bake all batter in a waffle style. tastes wonderful by itself (cut in 4 pieces and eat with your hands) or with a cheese spread.
Experimenting is a key element. If you like it, it's great.
In this easy Brazilian cheese bread recipe, keep in mind that too much cheese can make the cheese puffs too melty while too much tapioca flour can lead to a rubber sticky kind of muffin.
Brazilian Cheese Bread is supposed to be eaten while drinking Brazilian coffee.
This is a another recipe variation. Watch the video to understand what you are looking for.
Cheese bread, or Cheese puffs, is the perfect mate for coffee. It is an ancient recipe created in the state of Minas Gerais and, today spread all over the country.
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