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