Pão de Queijo Recipe – Brazilian Cheese Bread

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Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) is a typical Brazilina recipe. Coming originally from the State of Minas Gerais, Pão de Queijo has become the most popular snacks in Brazil.

The recipe came to be on the 18th century, during slavery practiced in the Brazilian farms from Minas Gerais.

To serve the afternoon coffee (an adaptation of the British afternoon tea called ‘café da tarde’ in the Portuguese Language), the cooks made a lot of breads. However, as manioc flower was way easier to get than wheat flower, the cooks were experimenting with manioc flower and by mixing it with chees the Pão de Queijo recipe was born.

Pão de Queijo é uma receita típica brasileira. Original do estado de Minas Gerais, é um dos snacks preferidos dos brasileiros e uma verdadeira paixão nacional.

Sua origem data do século VIII, durante o período de escravidão no Brasil nas fazendas mineiras.

Para servir o café da tarde (uma adaptação do chá da tarde britânico), as cozinheiras preparavam pão. Porém, como a farinha de mandioca era muito abundante à época em comparação com a farinha de trigo, elas começaram a experimentar com a receita, misturando farinha de mandioca com queijo. Assim surgiu o pão de queijo.

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Ingredients for the Pão de Queijo

  • 500 ml of milk
  • 250 ml of filtered water
  • 80 ml of soy oil
  • 500 grams of sweet powder
  • Grinded cheese (parmesan, brazilian cheese or other of your choice)
  • 3 eggs

Time to prepare: 25 minutes
This recipe is good for: 30 small cheese breads

  • 2 copos americanos leite
  • 1 copo americano de água
  • 1/3 de copo americano de óleo
  • 500g de polvilho doce
  • Queijo ralado
  • 3 ovos

Tempo de preparo: 25 minutos
Rendimento: 30 porções pequenas

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Instructions on How to Prepare the Pão de Queijo Recipe

  1. In a pan, mix milk, water, soy oil and boil it;
  2. In a bowl, mix the sweet powder and the salt;
  3. Now, mix the boiled milk, water and soy oil with the sweet powder and salt mixture. Use a spoon to do it, because it’s hot;
  4. Wait until it cools down and mix the grinded cheese and the eggs;
  5. Use your hands to mix everything togheter until the dough reaches a glue-like texture;
  6. Make small balls of this dough using your hands;
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 500 °F;
  8. Bake it in the same temperature for 25 minutes or until it gets golden brown;
  9. Just serve and enjoy it.

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  1. Ferva o leite com água e óleo;
  2. Misture o polvilho doce e o sal em uma vasilha separada;
  3. Jogue o leite fervido com água e óleo na vasilha com polvilho e sal, misturando bem com uma colher;
  4. Espere a mistura esfriar e jogue o queijo ralado e os ovos;
  5. Misture a massa com as mãos. Misture bem, até virar uma espécie de cola;
  6. Faça bolinhas com as mãos, do tamanho que preferir;
  7. Pré-aqueça o forno em 260 ºC
  8. Asse em forno bem quente até dourar;
  9. Sirva e se delicie.

Tips for the Pão de Queijo

  • It’s best served with coffee;
  • It goes well with butter and cream cheese;
  • Use a ziplock to freeze do dough (already ball-shaped) and bake it later. You can freeze it up to 3 months!

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