Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pao de Queijo is a type of Brazilian cheese bread made using tapioca flour. They’re chewy and puffy, and perfect finger food. This Brazil recipe is really simple and will not take long at all to whip up. Once made, the batter will keep in the fridge for up to a week so if you fancy some more, you know where to head to. This recipe is also perfect for coeliacs as tapioca flour is totally gluten free.

Special Instructions: Serves 4. Preparation time: 5 mins / Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 1 egg
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 160ml milk
  • 65g grated cheese: try different kinds!
  • 1tsp salt to taste
  • 175g tapioca flour


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c and grease a cupcake tray. Put all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth to create your batter. This recipe is quite simple so feel free to experiment by adding herbs and spices to the mix.
  2. Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake tray and then bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until the batter has puffed up and they are slightly brown on top. Leave them to cool. Devour.

About Me: My name is Dan Clarke and I lived in South America for several years, and still go back there regularly on holidays to Brazil and Peru as I still have a hankering for all those great recipes and fabulous ingredients. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

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