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Delicious Cheese Buns from Brazil – Pão de Queijo!


  • 2 cups tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Optional)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Place tapioca starch and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Bring oil, water, and milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat until a white foam appears.
  4. Pour milk mixture over tapioca starch mixture; stir until well mixed and allow dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Mix Parmesan cheese and eggs into dough until well combined.
  6. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cooking Time

Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Additional Time:15 mins
Total Time:50 mins

Yield:28 rolls

Nutrition Facts

  • 199 Calories
  • 12g Fat
  • 17g Carbs
  • 6g Protein