Gluten Free Regina would like to introduce you to Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe
I had the Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread at a friend’s house. She finally gave me the recipe and I kept putting off trying to bake them. With COVID19 I had time on my hands and like everyone else, I turned to my oven/stove for comfort in the isolation.
These little balls are chewy in the middle. You can make them with most types of cheeses. I added Montreal Steak Spice to mine instead of salt. It would be delicious to add different herbs.
Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe
The recipe as presented is fairly basic. Feel free to dress it up a bit with herbs or spices of your choice.
- 1 large egg*
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup (packed, about 66 grams) grated cheese, your preference, we get good results with feta cheese (no need to grate), or fresh farmer’s cheese (if using fresh farmer’s cheese, you may want to add another 1/2 teaspoon of salt)
- 1 teaspoon of salt (or more to taste)
*It helps when baking with eggs to start with eggs at room temperature. If you don’t plan ahead (that would be me, usually) you can put the egg in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to gently take off the chill of the fridge. Special equipment:
One 24-well or two 12-well mini muffin tins. Mini muffin tins are about half the size of a regular muffin pan. The muffin openings are about 1-inch deep, and 1 3/4 inch wide at the top.
1 Pre-heat oven, prepare mini-muffin tin: Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread a small amount of olive oil around the insides of each well of a mini-muffin tin.
2 Blend ingredients: Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. You may need to use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender so that everything gets blended well. At this point, you can store the batter in the refrigerator for up to a week.
3 Pour into mini-muffin tin: Pour batter into the prepared mini-muffin tin, not quite to the top; leave about 1/8 inch from the top.
4 Bake: Bake at 400°F in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until all puffy and nicely browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes.
Eat while warm or save to reheat later.
Note that Brazilian cheese bread is very chewy, a lot like Japanese mochi.
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