Brazilian Cheese Bread
Brazilian Cheese Bread

Brazilian Cheese Bread


March 27, 2017

In Brazil, many grandmothers have their favorite recipe for cheese bread. Some versions are chewier, some crisper; some have just Parmesan cheese, others use a combination of cheese. This recipe from Becky Low is a nice blend of chewy texture and flavor. This version adds a little minced garlic, but you can make them plain if you prefer. Watch Becky make this recipe on Studio 5

  • Yields: 24 Pieces


1 cup milk

⅓ cup water

½ cup butter

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 cups tapioca flour

2 eggs

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use ungreased baking sheet or line with parchment paper; set aside.

Combine milk, water, butter and salt; whisking occasionally, bring to a boil. Remove milk from heat; stir in garlic and tapioca flour. Mixture will be stiff, resemble cottage cheese, form a ball and pull away from sides of the pan. Set aside to cool 10-15 minutes.

Stir eggs into batter. It will appear eggs will not stir in, keep stirring. Add cheese and stir until blended. Using a tablespoon or ice cream scoop, measure out scant ¼-cup sized balls; place on prepared baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven about 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.


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