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Having a tapas party? Try these popular gluten free mini cheese bread bites made with tapioca flour! Brazilian cheese bread or pão de queijo is a tasty bite of comfort food. You will want to these warm out of the oven but you can reheat them too. They have a nice crunchy exterior and soft cheesy middle. | ethnicspoon.com
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Authentic Brazilian Cheese Bread

 A tasty treat made with tapioca flour, and Parmesan cheese. Authentic Brazilian cheese bread is just what you and your family needs for a weekday snack.

Course Snack
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword baking, bread, cheese bread, gluten free, tapioca flour
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 12 servings
Calories 203 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 400'F.

  2. In a saucepan mix milk, oil, and salt on medium heat until the mixture starts to gently bubble. Remove from stove.

  3. Slowly mix in the flour  in ¼ increments until the mixture comes together like a ball. The mixture will be somewhat shiny.

  4. Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand up mixer, and using a paddle attachment beat on medium until the dough becomes smooths and cools down a bit. 

  5. Add the beaten egg slowly, and continue to beat until well combined.

  6. Next, add the cheese and beat until the mixture is fully combined.

  7. The dough will be a bit sticky, an similar to the consistency of batter.

  8. Using a cookie scoop, make balls and place them about 1 " apart  on a parchment lined baking sheet. *

  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden. 

  10. Remove from oven. Enjoy while they are still warm.

Recipe Notes

You can freeze the raw dough balls, but don't freeze once baked!

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Brazilian Cheese Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.