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Pão de Queijo Recipe

These classic Brazilian cheese puffs are gluten-free, super simple, and the perfect snack pretty much all of the time.
Pao de Queijo

Makes 24
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes


8 tablespoons|115 grams unsalted butter
⅓ cup|80 ml whole milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups|250 grams tapioca flour
⅔ cup|50 grams freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Bring the butter, milk, salt, and ⅓ cup|80 ml water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high. Remove from the heat and stir in the tapioca starch. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cheese and eggs. The mixture will be slightly lumpy, and that's OK. Drop 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving about 1-2 inches in between each. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

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