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Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Buns)

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Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Buns)
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 32
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These warm and cheesy delicacies are a Brazilian staple directly from Rio de Janeiro.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fine ground tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Place tapioca flour in large bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat milk, oil and salt almost to boiling. Pour over tapioca flour in bowl; mix well with wooden spoon. Cool 3 to 5 minutes (mixture will be stiff and warm).
  • 3
    Stir in egg and cheese until dough forms smooth ball. Shape into tablespoon-size balls; place on cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden on top.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    These go well with Feijoada (Black Bean Stew).
  • tip 2
    These Brazilian delicacies are meant to be eaten warm.

Nutrition Information

70 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • These warm and cheesy delicacies are a Brazilian staple directly from Rio de Janeiro.
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