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Pão de Queijo Brazilian cheese bread

Pão de Queijo

Rodizio Grill
Rodizio Grill's Recipe for Brazilian Cheese Bread
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Brazilian


  • Bowl
  • Pot
  • Pastry bag
  • Sheet pan


  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400˚ and place tapioca flour in a bowl.
  • Combine water, oil, and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Pour boiling mixture over flour.
  • Add cold milk, egg, and Parmesan and mix until uniform.
  • Put dough in a pastry bag and cut the end off of the bag. Pipe 1/3-ounce servings onto an ungreased sheet pan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Serve warm. 


“Pão de Queijo translates to ‘Cheese Bread,’ one of the most traditional and important foods in Brazil that originated in its early days. Pão de Queijo is commonly found in Churrascarias (Brazilian steak houses) here in the United States. The recipe comes from the Minas Gerais region, and it is the perfect complement to any meal or just a cup of coffee.”  – Lilian Correa, General Manager
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