During the breakfast that we hosted after marathon number 9 we served a typical Brazilian snack called pão de queijo (literally bread of cheese). So today I won’t write about running, training, or fundraising, but instead I’ll reveal the much requested recipe.
Pão de queijo
- 600g of tapioca flour
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 tea spoon of salt
- 200g of parmesan or romano cheese
- 3 eggs
- Tapioca flour can be found in the baking aisle of major Australian markets under the name Arrowroot.
Preparation method: read the captions in the photos.
Put the milk, the oil and the salt in a pot and bring the mix to boil.
Pour the liquid into a bowl containing the flour.
Start mixing with a spoon because it is probably too hot!
When you can, use your hands and mix it until you get a smooth and silky dough (there is no need for kneading).
While the dough cools down you can grate the cheese.
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Add the cheese and the eggs.
Mix it all together. Be prepared, the dough will become really sticky and it can get messy.
To be able to roll into small balls you’ll need extra tapioca flour. Use it in your hands and you can also pour a bit more on the dough.
Roll into balls.
Another good thing about this recipe is that you can put them in a container and freeze. One recipe makes around 50 balls.
Put them in a tray and then into the oven pre-heated at 180 degrees.
The final result!
Gets even better with butter or you may add some extra fillings.