Pao de Queijo are little cheese rolls (similar to a popover in their chewiness). These Brazilian cheese rolls are a delicious appetizer and super popular in Rio, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais.
– 1 cup Polvilho Azedo Flour
– 1/4 cup and 2 TB Parmesan Cheese, grated
– 1/2 cup and 2 TB All-Purpose Flour
– 1/2 cup Milk
– 1 tsp Salt
– 3 TB Unsalted Butter (melted)
– 1/2 tsp dry yeast
– 1 large egg, beaten
1. Mix together the polvilho flour, all purpose flour, yeast, salt and Parmesan cheese.
2. Warm the milk over low heat on the stove (or in the microwave). Add the butter and mix to combine well.
3. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry mixture. Mix well.
4. Add an egg and stir well.
5. Cover and set in a warm place for 30 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
7. Place teaspoon size mounds of dough onto a non-greased baking sheet.
8. Bake 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Serve hot!
Tip: You can freeze pao de queijo after they have cooled off and then warm them up later in an oven at 325 degrees F. Whenever I make these, I make a large batch and freeze a bunch of extra.