Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pao de Quejo (Cheese Bread)

I just recently got this recipe for Brazilian Cheese bread. I used to eat this for breakfast in Brazil almost every day. You might have also had these at Tucanos Brazilian grill.

Pao de Quejo
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Tapioca Starch **
1 egg
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup grated (shredded...not the shaker kind)parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

** tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is a hard item to find. It can be found in some specialty food stores. I buy mine from from a brand called (Barry's) It has a red barn on front.


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

Combine the canola oil, water, and salt in saucepan and bring to a boil. Place tapioca starch in a metal bowl; pour the oil and water mixture over the tapioca; mix thoroughly. Beat in egg. Stir in yogurt, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Pour mixture into mini muffin tins.

Place on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Bake until slightly golden, 25-30 minutes.

Don't be alarmed if the middle looks moist. This is all of the cheese. as long as they spring back up when you touch them, they are done.

Enjoy !!!


  1. These are SOOOO very good!! I have some tapioca flour sitting waiting for me to make some. I have a neighbor that is Brazilian. She taught me how to make these. My recipe is a little different, but I am sure tastes pretty similar. Very good!! I think I will make these soon.

  2. Can't wait to make this with my tapioca starch!! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!