Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de queijo)

If you've had these buns from 5 On Black or somewhere else, you know how scrumptious these amazing little cheese buns are. I didn't realize they are also wheat and gluten free!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Calories 385 kcal


  • ½ c olive oil or butter
  • c water
  • c milk or soy milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs (beaten)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Pour olive oil, water, milk, and salt into a large saucepan, and place over high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat immediately, and stir in tapioca flour and garlic until smooth. Set aside to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Stir the cheese and egg into the tapioca mixture until well combined, the mixture will be chunky like cottage cheese. Drop rounded, 1/4 cup-sized balls of the mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
Keyword bread, cheese

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