Can you believe these mouthwatering bread rolls are gluten-free? This authentic Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao De Queijo) is naturally gluten-free and tastes amazing!
I love cheese and I love bread, so when I first heard about this Brazilian cheese bread, I had to make it immediately! My two favorite foods combined together – deliciousness! The Brazilian name of this bread is Pao De Queijo, which means “Cheese Bread” in Portugese.
This Brazilian Cheese Bread is an authentic Pao De Queijo recipe, made the same way they make it in Brazil! Cheese bread is very popular in Brazil and is widely available in their supermarkets and bakeries. If you are outside of Brazil and want to eat this amazing bread, you’ll just have to make it yourself :)
Now here’s the best news: Brazilian Cheese Bread is GLUTEN-FREE! This is not some gluten-free version of a real bread – this IS the real cheese bread! Pao De Queijo is supposed to be gluten-free, and it tastes amazing!
If you are on a gluten-free diet and are craving a chewy warm REAL bread roll, you are going to go absolutely crazy about this recipe! These cheese bread rolls are very chewy – the chewiness comes from all the cheese! They are toothsome, chewy and addictive, with some real texture – oh yeah!
Brazilian cheese bread is using tapioca flour, which is widely available in large supermarkets. Tapioca flour is all natural and gluten-free. It is made from a starch extracted from Cassava plant root. Cassava is a native Brazil plant, so tapioca flour is really popular there!
These amazing Brazilian cheese bread rolls are an absolute must for all gluten-free bakers. Their delicious cheesy chewiness will keep you begging for more!
How To Make Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao De Queijo): Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Bring liquid to boil
Combine water, milk and oil in a saucepan and bring to boil. Once it comes to boil, remove from heat immediately.
Step 2: Stir In Tapioca Flour
Add the tapioca flour to the saucepan and stir until combined.
Step 3: Whisk the eggs
Whisk the eggs in a bowl until the look like the picture below:
Step 4: Add whisked eggs
Add the whisked eggs to the tapioca mixture.
Step 5: Add Parmesan cheese
Add grated Parmesan cheese to the tapioca mixture
Step 6: Mix until combined
Stir the mixture with a spoon until well combined. The texture will resemble sticky cottage cheese.
Step 7: Shape into balls
Take the mixture by a heaping tablespoon
Put it in your hand
Drop onto a a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and shape into a ball.
Here are the Brazilian Cheese Bread Rolls (Pao De Queijo) ready to be baked!
Step 8: Bake Brazilian Cheese Bread In The Oven
Bake Pao De Queijo in pre-heated 375F oven for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy the deliciousness!
This Brazilian cheese bread is extremely filling – no wonder in Brazil it is a popular breakfast food! Stuck in a breakfast rut? You need these delicious filling Brazilian cheese rolls! They are also great as an accompaniment to soup, and amazing dunked into a marinara sauce!
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups tapioca flour
- ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour olive oil, water and milk into a saucepan, add salt and stir. Heat it over High heat just until the mixture comes to a boil. When it comes to a boil, remove it from heat immediately. Add the tapioca flour and stir until smooth. Set aside and let it cool for 10 minutes.
- Whisk the eggs in another bowl and set aside.
- When the milk mixture cooled down, add the Parmesan cheese and eggs to it, and mix until combined. The mixture will be chunky and have the texture like cottage cheese.
- Put rounded ¼ cup balls of mixture on a baking sheet.
- Put the cheese bread in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops of the bread rolls are golden-brown.