Brazilian Cheese Puffs


Brazilian Cheese Puffs

10 Feb , 2013  

Brazilian Cheese Puffs

Adapted from a traditional Brazilian recipe, these tender little bread puffs are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.

1 large egg (if your eggs are small, add a second egg white)
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
3/4 – 1 cup grated cheese
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon salt

  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F and grease 2-3 mini muffin tins (~1.5″ openings) with cooking spray.
  • Put all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. The batter will be runny. Feel free to use your favorite types of cheese- I used a delicious blend of provolone, mozzarella and Irish dubliner.
  • Pour batter into muffin cups no more than 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned on top (the bottoms will be darker). Break open a tester to make sure that they are too gooey in the center.
  • Remove from oven and let sit in tins for 1 minute. Serve warm or reheat in the toaster  oven.

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6 Responses

  1. Eisritter299 says:

    Sounds intriguing and tasty -but, why tapioca flour? And is tapioca flour readily available?

  2. Eisritter299 says:

    Thanks for the link, I think I’ll order some and give it a try. Also need to hit you up for advice on how you update your site… Going on a trip to Israel next January and want my Mom to be able to follow along online.

    • Sounds good. Definitely want to see photos of your creations! As for the site updates…wasn’t easy. I am now a master at scouting out WiFi at cafes, hotels, random apartments etc etc. By the way, Israel is amazing. Where are you going? I spent two days there recently. Did Jerusalem the first day and Jordan River/Belvoir Fortress/Sea of galilee/Megiddo the second. Simply gorgeous.

  3. Eisritter299 says:

    Basically we’re staying at Kibbutz Ein Gev, Galilee, and in Jerusalem, doing day trips. It’s a pilgrimage through our Church so we’re hitting Cana, Gethsemane, Calvary, Jordan River, Mount of the Beatitudes…

    Does WordPress have a ios app for updating the site? Also looking for a camera. Saw a Nikon 5100 refurbushed for just about $400

    Your photos are awesome by the way

    • Sounds awesome. Try to check out the huge walls they’ve built above the highways to protect cars from gunfire. Blow your mind. WordPress does have an app- I just found it recently and downloaded it for my iPad. It’s pretty handy because you can write posts offline and then publish them as soon as you get WiFi. Just make sure you download it before you go and enter all your account info. Glad you’re enjoying the photos. The 5100 is serving me very well, I’d highly recommend it.

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