Brazilian Cheese Puffs or Pão de Queijo

This recipe is adapted from Simply Recipes. Makes 24 puffs.



  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and spray a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin, filling each well about two-thirds full, and sprinkle with a bit of chili powder or other spice, if using. Bake in the preheated oven for about 14 to 15 minutes, until the breads puff up and turn a light golden brown. Transfer to a basket or serving platter and serve warm.

*Also called tapioca starch, tapioca flour can be found at any natural foods store and many supermarkets or it can be ordered online.