Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão-de-queijo)

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Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão-de-queijo)

  • 3 cups tapioca starchpao de queijo
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add tapioca starch, eggs, milk, vegetable oil and salt to a blender. Blend for 40 seconds, or until mixture is smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and gently fold in shredded mozzarella and shredded Parmesan. Spray a large mini muffin pan (at least 30 cups) with vegetable oil. Divide cheese bread mixture into cups  and sprinkle grated Parmesan on top. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until top turns golden brown. If using a convection oven, preheat to 375 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes, or until top turns golden brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Yields 30 units


Banana Bread

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Banana Bread

  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • few drops of pure vanilla
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of sodio
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Butter and flour a 20 cm square cake tin, then line case with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180oC. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, banana and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to misture, alternating with buttermilk. Spoon into tin and bake for 45 minutes or until cake tests clean. Cool cake in its tin on a wire rack for few minutes before turning out. Cool completely before cutting or storing in a airtight tin.

Walnut and brown sugar topping

Combine 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, 3 tablespoons self-raising flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 100g softened butter and 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Scatter over the uncooked banana cake and bake as above.