March 23, 2011
Queijo - An unexpected Delight
Chewy,delicious,and mouth watering are just some of the ways I can describe Queijos Also known as Brazilian Cheese buns, these treats are super tasty! Be creative and play around with the recipe. You will find that the Queijos (pronounced Kay-Joe) are yummy with an array of flavours. I love baking these! Like most things I bake the Queijos are indeed freezer friendly. They make a great side for hot meals especially if you like to have a "bun" of sorts to dip with. Personally, I love how convenient they are for an on the go snack. Pop one into the microwave and out you go with a delicious treat!
Recipe makes about 8 servings
Preheat Oven to 375
2 Cups Tapioca Flour
1/2 Cup Olive Oil or Butter
1/3 Cup Water
1/3 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Minced Garlic
2/3 Cup Grated Marble Cheese
2 Beaten Eggs
Additional Options include : Sun dried tomato and basil, Jalapeno and cheese, Cheese alone. You could even turn the Queijos into a pizza pocket of sorts by filling it with your favourite pizza toppings.
Pour olive oil, milk and salt into saucepan. Place on high heat.When mixture begins to boil, remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Stir in the Tapioca flour and Garlic until smooth. Set aside and let rest for 15 minutes.
Stir in egg and cheese until well combined. The mixture will look chunky like cottage cheese. Scoop out mixture and place on baking pan. I use my hand but you can use anything from an ice cream scoop to a ladle to get the proportion you like.
Bake 15-20 minute on un greased baking pan until slightly brown.
Note: The resting period is necessary to prevent the cheese from becoming a greasy mess in the oven. Trust me, it happens.