Finger Food

Pão de Queijo

Pao de Queijo

So, I’m back from my mini blogging break but I surely haven’t stopped experimenting in the kitchen. I must say that I have a great feeling about this year. I have so many creative ideas in my ambitious mind which I would love to share with all of you great foodies out there.

What’s better than cheese? (Okay, besides chocolate…DUH!).
I love cheese! Everything that contains cheese is heaven for me! I love having finger foods for movie nights at home. Of course, along with other snacks like chips, cookies, chocolates, gummy bears paired with a can of soda…omg! Totally my kind of “date” with family or friends.

Okay, daydreaming aside! I found the probably greatest cheesy finger food out there! “Pão de Queijo” are mini Brasilian cheese bread which are really super easy to prepare. The taste and texture of this simple bread is out of this world! They’re best served while still hot. You can also warm them up the next dayand they still will taste delicious!

These mini cheese bread are made with Tapioca starch which you can find in every Asia store. They cost me like 99 cents per pack. These are the ones I buy.

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This is what I love about most of the Brasilian baked goods: They are so easy to make, since you will only be needing an electric mixer to blend all of the ingredients together. Very simple but the outcome is sooo tasty! You have to give these babies a try! Trust me! 🙂

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Pão de Queijo

Yield: 24 Pieces

Ingredients:

1 egg
2/3 cup Whole milk
1/3 cup Corn Oil/ Canola Oil
150 g Tapioca Starch
1 tsp Salt
100 g + 50 g Grated Cheese (any cheese of your choice; I used Emmentaler and Cheddar Cheese)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 °F/ 200°C.

Grease one mini muffins tin with oil or butter.

Add all ingredients and only 100 g grated cheese into a blender and mix until batter is smooth.

Pour the batter into the greased mini muffins tin about 3/4 full.

Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and bake for 18 – 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Remove from oven and and serve! It tastes better eating them while still warm.

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