Pão de Queijo

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

07 July 2017, 8:00am
Makes 24
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 45 minutes


8 tablespoons|115 grams unsalted butter
1/3 cup|80 ml whole milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups|250 grams tapioca flour
2/3 cup|50 grams freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten


1. Heat the oven to 425°F. Bring the milk, butter, salt, and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. 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.