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These little cheese rolls are officially called pao de queijo..
These little cheese rolls are officially called pao de queijo, but I first discovered them in a small shop in the city, where they were known as paolitos, so that’s what I call ‘em. These little things are amazing–really tasty and filling and of course, entirely gluten free, without any fussing with recipes or ten kinds of flour or xanthan gum (I hate xanthan gum.) And they’re versatile: the same basic dough can be used for little snack sized bites, giant rolls to be cut open for sandwiches, it would even be excellent as a pizza dough.

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  • Step 1

    Pao de Queijo

    Heat milk, butter and salt over medium heat, until it begins to boil. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the tapioca flour. Allow to cool completely. Lightly grease two baking sheets.

  • Step 2

    Once cool, turn oven on to 400F. Transfer dough to a bowl and knead in eggs a little bit at a time until dough is free of lumps. Add cheese and knead again until smooth. Knead tablespoon sized clumps of dough into spheres and place them on the baking sheets, well spaced apart. Cook for about 15 minutes, until tops are lightly browned. The insides may still seem a little doughy or gooey while warm.

  • How to bake bread. Paolitos - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove from oven and transfer immediately to a plate or cooling rack; if the rolls cool while sitting on the oiled pans they will absorb the oil and lose the crispness at the bottom.

    (I ate mine with some dal bukhara for dinner–it was quite fantastic.)

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~Mari~ · São Paulo, State of Mato Grosso, BR · 1 project
The original 'pão de queijo' is really different from this, but this one sound delicious too Happy
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
hey, these are great! My mom and sisters can have it! They are all off wheat.

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hey,these r from brazil too!! Happy
and they're so delicious..
Eri · Seattle, Washington, US
Looks like an awesome snack for kids and stuff that would be pretty easy ^^ something my picky eater brothers might even try
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northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
mm they sound delicious and don't look too hard thanks Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Mmmm these look so good. Can't wait to try them out, thanks for the recipe.

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