Brazilian Cheese Bread Rolls/Muffins

I have a friend of a friend (don’t we all?) on Facebook who is also gluten free and turned me on to Brazilian cheese bread, aka Pao de Queijo.

WTF? Why haven’t I had this before???  It is ridiculous!

Here is the recipe I followed: Pao de Queijo – All Recipes

1/2 cup  butter, I used Kerry Gold brand – double yum!

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup milk or soy milk

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups tapioca flour

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375

Pour butter, water, milk, and salt into a large saucepan, and place over high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat immediately, and stir in tapioca flour and garlic until smooth. Set aside to rest for 15 minutes.

Stir the cheese and egg into the tapioca mixture until well combined, the mixture will be chunky like cottage cheese. This was tough lol it took some elbow power!

Drop rounded, 1/4 cup-sized balls of the mixture onto an un-greased baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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This was the first batch, stirred by hand. Like I said…ridiculous! So delicious! Tasted like a GF version of Red Lobster’s cheesy rolls!

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The second batch I left out the garlic, used the stand mixer to mix the ingredients, and baked them in muffin tins. Just like popovers! Very airy!

I am trying this dough as pizza crust next!

Xo,

TJ