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Dale's Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pão de Queijo)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Author: Dale Hopkins


  • 1 egg at room temp
  • 1/2 cup packed shredded or grated cheese Parmesan with a little mozzarella works well
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour or tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a mini-muffin tin.
  • Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender to make sure you don't have any lumps.
  • Fill mini muffin tins about 3/4 full.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. The tops should only be just turning golden brown - do not brown!
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for a few minutes.
  • Eat while warm or save to reheat later.
  • This is a chewy bread and may have nearly hollow insides.


Notes From Dale:
Try extra sharp cheddar cheese and bacon fat instead of olive oil
Friends enjoyed them with heavy cream substituted for the milk
Try adding fresh minced garlic and herbs for a nice gluten free garlic roll to have with Italian food