This recipe for Pão de Queijo, a traditional Brazilian Cheese Bread, contains Rosemary oil which provides a distinct flavor while simultaneously helping to support healthy digestion.* Serve these light cheesy puffs as an addictive appetizer or as a perfect side to your next plate of rice and beans. Que gostoso!
2 cups Tapioca flour
1 cup milk
½ cup butter or vegetable oil
1 drop Rosemary essential oil
1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Tip: Tapioca Flour can be found at specialty markets such as Whole Foods or Asian markets and is also called manioc starch, cassava flour, or tapioca starch.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large saucepan, bring milk, butter, and salt to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat.
- Add tapioca flour slowly until mixed well.
- Add eggs one at a time until combined.
- Add cheese and Rosemary oil and mix again until smooth. Mixture should be soft and sticky.
- Using your hands and a spoon, form and drop golf-sized balls onto an ungreased baking sheet or muffin tin.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Recipe yields about 20 cheese puffs.