Brazilian BBQ restaurants are so much fun and so heavy. One of the best non-meat items that is available is their Cheese Bread/Puffs. So fluffy and cheesy, these little balls of goodness help balance out all the heavy meat (well, not really, but they are so yummy).
Brazilian Cheese Bread
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup oil (vegetable)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups tapioca flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 12/ cup grated Parmesan cheese
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.|
|In a saucepan, add milk, oil and salt. Turn burner to medium and, stirring constantly, heat until mixture is at a gentle boil.|
|Add the tapioca flour to the milk mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until it is well combined. Transfer the dough to a standing mixer with a paddle, like a Kitchen Aid,. Beat dough for about 3-5 minutes at medium speed. The dough should be smooth and have cooled.|
|Keeping the mixer at medium speed, add the eggs, one at a time, into the dough. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the second. Scrape the sides of the bow and turn back on the mixer. Add the cheese and beat until it becomes a really sticky dough.|
|Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of dough and place on parchment paper, leaving about 1-2 inches between each ball. If your scoop is sticky, dip in a bowl of water between each scoop.|
|Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake another 10-15 minutes, ur until the bread has puffed up and is a golden brown on the bottom. Remove from heat and server warm or let cool.|
I am not a huge Brazilian BBQ restaurant fan, but my husband and son love it. For me, it’s just too much pressure to eat way too much and to try all the different items they have to offer. Recently I just go for the salad bar, or maybe a fish entree (yeah, I’m crazy). But one thing that always stood out for me was this amazing cheesy bread puff thing they had on the table while waiting for our food.
When I made these for the first time, I was shocked that they were gluten free. I know, right? Who would have thought? I thought I had messed them up because the dough was so sticky and strange, but it was amazing. They came out so fluffy and cheesy, that they were devoured quickly by my family.
So, if you are up for a different type of bread to serve, try these Brazilian Cheese Breads (also known as Brazilian Cheese Puffs). You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!