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Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Buns)

pao de queijo (brazilian cheese buns) Side South American
Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Buns)
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 32

These warm and cheesy delicacies are a Brazilian staple directly from Rio de Janeiro. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
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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