Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

22 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

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 24 puffs

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 (22)

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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!!!

Salads4me
8

Salads4me

LOVE IT. You must used Tapioca starch. Anything else will not do this recipe justice. I love Pao De Queijo. If you are lucky you can find this prepackaged recipe in the supermarket. In the latin food section otherwise this recipe will make it pefect too. Obrigada. (Thank you in Portuguese)

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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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