Pao de Quejo - Brazilian Bread
Cheesy Brazilian bread, that uses tapioca flour as a main ingredient and produces light and fluffy buns that melt in your mouth.
  • 250 ml. (1 cup) milk
  • 45 gr. (3 tablespoons) butter
  • 4 gr. (1 teaspoon) salt
  • 500 gr. (4 cups) tapioca starch
  • 250 gr. (3 cups) of your preferred cheese, coarsely grated (I used Gouda and Bulgarian Cheese)
  • 3 large eggs
  1. Preheat your oven to 200° C/400° F.
  2. Start by placing the milk, butter and salt in a small heavy bottom saucepan. Put over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Sift the tapioca starch in a large bowl and pour the hot milk over it.
  4. Mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon or a fork. The mixture will be dry at this point.
  5. Start adding the eggs, one by one, kneading with your hands after each one.
  6. Last, add the grated cheese and knead to incorporate.
  7. Form small bowl from your dough and place them on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Recipe by Baking After Dark at