Our younger son Alex loves these Brazilian Pao de Quiejo or Brazilian cheese bread. Even when he was a vegetarian, he loved going to the Brazilian Churrascaria for meals, only so he could eat the bread.
I decided $40 a person was too much to pay for Brazilian Cheese bread. So we learned how to make Brazilian cheese bread at home.
We've often used a ready-made Pao De Queijo bread mix from Amazon, but we also wanted to make them from scratch. It's not difficult to learn how to make Brazilian Cheese Bread at home.
The only speciality thing you need is Tapioca flour.
I got mine at the local grocery store, but you can also get it on Amazon or the Chicory app in the recipes below may help you buy it.
So first we tried them in the Instant pot and they were surprisingly good! They were chewier than the baked version, but this is a bread where chewy is a good thing.
Chewy and Cheesy is a dynamite combination if you ask me.
But the recipe called for precooking the dough and that was very difficult for me, since my Rheumatoid Arthritis has left me with issues in my hands.
I don't always have the best manual dexterity or finger strength.
That perhaps I could make Brazilian cheese bread but simply blending all the ingredients together, and baking them in a muffin pan!
Below I'm going to tell you how to make Brazilian Cheese Bread or Brazilian Pao De Queijo with your blender and muffin pan and oven. It's stupid easy
The recipe steps for this One Step Pao De Queijo Brazilian Cheese Bread are:
- Put everything into a blender and whirl
- Pour into a greased muffin pan and bake at 450F for 15-20 minutes until they're puffy and golden
- No really, that's it.
- Preheat oven to 450F
- Grease a 12-cavity muffin pan.
- Blend together all ingredients at low speed in a blender
- Evenly divide batter in the muffin pan.
- Bake for 20 mins or until the tops are lightly browned.