Instant Pot Pao de Quiejo to make the famous Brazilian cheese bread at home. This gluten-free delight is steamed and then broiled. Just tapioca flour, milk, oil, eggs, and cheese make up this delightful bread.
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Instant Pot Brazilian Pao de Queijo Brazilian Cheese Bread

Instant Pot Pao de Quiejo shows you how to make the famous Brazilian cheese bread at home. This gluten-free delight is steamed and then broiled. Just tapioca flour, milk, oil, eggs, and cheese make up this delightful bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 12 puffs
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a pot on the stovetop, boil milk, oil, and salt.
  • Once it comes to a boil, add the tapioca flour, mixing vigorously with a wooden spoon.
  • Once it is relatively mixed, allow the mixture to cool so you don't scramble the eggs as you add them to hot dough. 
  • Place the dough in the bowl of a stand mixer or use a powerful hand-held mixer. Mix the dough well, and then add eggs and cheese.
  • The dough will be unbelievably thick, heavy,  and sticky at this point but this is what you want. 
  • Make 12 dough balls out of this mix. Place on a very lightly greased container that fits in to the Instant Pot or on a cookie sheet (oven cooking)

For the Instant Pot

  • Place 2 cups of water in the inner liner of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Place a steamer rack in the bottom of your liner.
  • Place dough balls into 1-2 containers in a single layer and cover this with foil. 
  • Cook the dough for 20 minutes on High Pressure, allow it to release pressure naturally for 5 minutes, and then release all remaining pressure.
  • Broil in a hot oven if you want browned tops.

For the Oven

  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Bake for 20 mins or until the tops are lightly browned. 

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 0.5mg