This one is awesome! When Heidi went to Brazil and was sad to leave. The single hardest thing to leave behind in Brazil was their traditional Cheese Bread. I thought I would learn how to make these at home. According to my Heidi these are very similar.
They are Gluten Free for people that are concerned with that.
- 1 egg*
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup milk
- Scant 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup (packed, about 66 grams) grated cheese, your preference, though we got the best results from Mexican farmer’s cheese – queso fresco
- 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 recommended:
- One or two 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.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a mini-muffin tin. 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.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until all puffy and just lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes.Eat while warm or save to reheat later.
Note that the Brazilian cheese bread is very chewy, a lot like Japanese Mochi.