Brazilian Cheese Balls (Pao de Queijo)

These are yummy, easy and gluten-free! Watch our friend Claudia Ossa of Real Foodies make this recipe.

Servings: 4

1 Egg, at room temperature
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
2/3 Cup Milk
170 Grams Tapioca Flour (~1.5 Cups)
75 Grams Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt (or more to taste)
1 Teaspoon Herbs

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Spray a mini-muffin pan with some olive oil.
  • Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. You may need to use a bottle scraper to scrape down the sides of the blender so that everything gets blended well. At this point you can store the batter in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until all puffy and just lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes.
  • Eat while warm or save to reheat later.
  • Note that Brazilian cheese bread is very chewy, a lot like Japanese mochi.
Per Serving: 210 Calories; 12g Fat (52.6% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 34mg Cholesterol; 594mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat.

It helps when baking with eggs to start with eggs at room temperature. If you don't plan ahead you can put the egg in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to gently take off the chill of the fridge.

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