Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup sharp or medium cheddar, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine milk, oil and salt into saucepan, whisking occasionally, and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat as soon as you see bubbles coming through the milk.
  3. Add tapioca flour and stir until mixture is grainy and gelatinous.
  4. Transfer dough to mixing bowl. Beat in mixer or by hand until dough is smooth and cool.
  5. Whisk eggs together. With mixer on medium, beat eggs into dough in two additions. Wait until first addition is completed incorporated into dough before adding the second.
  6. With mixer on medium, beat in cheese until dough is sticky and stretchy.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, spoon out tablespoon-sized rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  8. Transfer sheet into the oven and bake for 25-28 minutes, until dough has puffed and the outsides are dry. Cool briefly and eat.
Recipe by Certified Angus Beef brand blog - Go Rare at