Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

21 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Mama & her Girls
Recipe by  Mama & her Girls

“This savory little snack is a perfect appetizer or party food. I'm borrowing this recipe from my Brazilian friend Crislei who is so kind enough to share this foolproof recipe.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 24 puffs

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Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Combine the canola oil, water, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the tapioca starch in a metal bowl; pour the oil and water mixture over the tapioca; mix thoroughly. Beat in the egg. Stir in the yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the mixture into mini-muffin tins.
  3. Place on middle rack of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

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Reviews (21)

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jz
21

jz

It's not corn starch but tapioca starch that is used in this recipe. That will make a big difference in the taste and texture.

Ariana Snowfall
10

Ariana Snowfall

This is absolutely yummy!!!

I Love Spatula
8

I Love Spatula

I am Brazilian and I tweeked this recipe to make it easier and less fat. I added only 1/2 tsp of salt. I used no fat greek yogurt and Low Fat Crumbled Feta Cheese. I did NOT use water and I did not boil anything. I simply mixed all the ingredients. The trick to make it puff is to really knead it. Without water it makes a very thick dough that you can knead some more and then roll into little balls. It takes only 15 minutes baking on a greased baking sheet. Do not let it brown.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 175 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 15.6 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 428 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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