Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe
I am so happy to share this super delicious Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe! My husband and I enjoyed an evening out for dinner at a Brazilian restaurant, Fogo de Chao. I immediately feel in love with their bread! OMG! I have never tasted anything like it. I just had to have the recipe! They are very similar to a Popover (crisp on the outside and hollow and chewy on the inside) My mouth is watering as I try to explain this to you… After speaking with the manager at the restaurant, he agreed to tell me in detail how they make it! Actually, I think deep down he knew I had to have this recipe! Yay for nice managers!!!
I am absolutely amazed at how easy it was to make and they are Gluten Free too! Amazing! You have got to try this!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes (or longer depending on your oven)
- 1 egg (preferably at room temperature)
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 2/3 cup Milk
- 1 1/2 cups Tapioca Flour (It’s rare to find coupons for this so I usually grab a deal on Amazon or you can pick this up at your local natural health food store)
- 1/2 cup (packed) grated cheese (I used Freshly grated parmesan on this one but I plan to experiment with many more cheeses in the future) I believe the restaurant uses Mexican Farmers Cheese – Queso Fresco
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a mini-muffin tin as seen in my photo. Mix all ingredients together in a blender. (yes, a blender! That’s not a typo!) The batter comes out very watery looking. Next, bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until all puffy and lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes.
Note: These are best when you eat them warm (you can reheat them later, only takes 5 seconds in the microwave)
This recipe makes enough batter for 24 mini muffin sized cheese breads.