Pão De Queijo - Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Gluten-Free)

“A Brazilian snack or appetizer. Eat them cheesey and warm from the oven. They can be frozen and re-heated. I've had some purchased frozen cheese puffs, but they were very expensive. These are very easy to make and as a bonus they are gluten-free”
20-25 cheese puffs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C ( 375° F) and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Sift the the tapioca starch into a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the vegetable oil, water, and salt in a saucepan and heat until almost boiling. You can use the mcrowave for this step if you wish.
  4. Pour the hot liquid into the bowl of tapioca starch. Mix and allow to stand for 10 minutes at room temperature Cover the bowl with a clean cloth or tea-towel.
  5. Mix in the egg and cheese into the rested dough.
  6. Roll the dough using your hands into balls and place on a baking sheet. 1 to 2 teaspoons makes a good sized cheese puff. Place the balls approx one inch apart on your baking tray.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes, until the tops of the balls begin to turn brown.
  8. Eat warm from the oven or cool and freeze to be reheated later.

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