22 February 2010

Pao de Queijo (Cheese Bread)

After last Wednesday’s post about the mini cheese bread, I got a couple of comments back that they look like kolaches and Aunt Lolo mentioned that they look like Pao de Queijo that her sister makes.

The original recipe calls for Parmesan cheese. My first batch was made with Parmesan cheese and they turned out exactly the same as the cheese bread that we got. We were so excited that we chowed them down before I remembered that I wanted a photo of them.

This second batch, I tried making them with a mix of parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella. I had a bag leftover from making pizza. This is what the dough balls look like before they got popped inside the oven.


This is what they look after they are done. Very cheesy and not as “smooth” as the first batch made with only parmesan.


Next time I make them, I’m going to stick with parmesan, although both Josh and Zoë still gobbled these down. The mozzarella and the cheddar made kneading a bit messier and somehow these don’t taste as good as the parmesan-only ones.

This is one of the easiest recipes that I’ve come across. All that is needed are:
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
450 grams of tapioca starch
2-3 eggs (depending on size)
About half a pound of parmesan cheese
The other thing that I love about this recipe is that I can make the dough balls, freeze them for later use. AND I can just pop them directly from the freezer into the oven whenever I need some freshly-baked ones!

Go ahead, try these… Your little ones will tell you, “Mommy, you’re the best!”

Myrnie’s recipe can be found here. (You should check out the site for other yummy recipes!)


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Oh yeah!! Thank you! I'm so going to make these!!!

Sarah said...

These look so yummy!!

CottageGirl said...

Oh my Gosh! I could definitely dive through the screen and devour those!
I'll be putting that recipe on my to do list!
One thing ... Tapioca starch ... Any substitutions you might suggest?

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Alicia said...

I'm so glad you posted a recipe!! This is something my kids would love too (and me). They looks so good.

tattytiara said...

How have you managed to make me hungry again after the huge meal and dessert I just finished not two hours ago?

Lindy said...

Thanks for sharing - I just might give this a try.

Nezzy said...

Oh glory, ya know how to get the saliva juices flowin' girl! Ya just can't go wrong with cheese and bread. Thanks for the recipe!!!

God bless and have a glorious week! :o)

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Love the yummy photo. Got to try it.:)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. They look SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good.

Dandy said...

I cannot wait!!! I'm salivating just thinking about them.

Jana said...

Okay today its rainy and I really think this is the perfect comfort food, I am going to let you know how they go I really want these!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh those look soooooooooo good!!!!

golonghorns said...

Yummm, we are a cheese lovin house-hold and will have to try these out. They woud be fabulous in my new purty bowls!

Aunt LoLo said...

Mmmmm...those look AWESOME. I'm drooling. I haven't had them in nearly two years! (I know they're easy...but it's so much EASIER to get Myrnie to make them for me. ;-))

And, @ CottageGirl...I don't think you could really substitute anything for the tapioca starch. Hrm. It's really easy to find at Asian markets, though.

Myrnie said...

You made them, and they turned out FANTASTIC- I'm so glad! :) Aren't they addicting? I always think the batch is so huge and we'll have tons in the freezer...then Aunt LoLo eats them all. My daughter and husband help too, I guess ;o)

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