What is Pão De Queijo?
Pão de queijo is a very popular Brazilian food. It is, in essence, a baked cheese bread/ball.
Its not your average piece of bread, nor is it anything like a mozzarella stick.
It is both soft and crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This is due to the main ingredient, tapioca, a type of starch.
It is often served for breakfast or a snack. Sometimes for dinner as well since the Brazilian culture doesn’t have large meals before bed.
The balls are usually about 1.5 inches in diameter, however some bakeries make much larger versions.
Some people like to fill them or top them with Requeijão, a Brazilian cream cheese with a very creamy texture, Chocolate sauce, or Dulce de Leche.
Preparing Pão De Queijo
The usual preparation of Pão de queijo usually requires boiling a few ingredients, adding some cold ingredients to the cooled batter, rolling the balls, then baking. However, this recipe is much simpler.
You will need a mini muffin pan and a blender or mixer.
The only hard part might be finding one of the ingredients in your area, Tapioca Flour.
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My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.