'Pão de Queijo' is one of the most popular and well-loved foods in Brazil. It is eaten at any time of the day, usually hot. It can be eaten on its own or with a filling like a sandwich. One of the most common ways is to serve it with a little jam, a delicious contrast of flavours.
PÃO DE QUEIJO
Put the milk, water and the sunflower oil in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and beat in the cassava flour and salt while the liquid is still hot. Leave to cool.
Mix the beaten eggs into the dough little by little.
Once all the eggs are mixed in, incorporate the parmesan cheese.
Leave the dough to rest for a few minutes.
Pinch off small amounts of the dough and form into balls; placing them about 3cm apart on a greased baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180º for around 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the buns which should be well risen and golden. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
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