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Pao de Queijo recipe

Dave MP | May 21, 200711:32 PM     13

A thread on the San Francisco board reminded me that I have had some great success making pao de quiejo at home. Here's a recipe that worked out pretty well for me...found it on recipezaar originally, but I changed it a bit - mainly by using butter and adding more cheese .

2 cups manioc flour (can be found at any asian or brazilian market...it's super inexpensive, I buy a Vietnamese brand)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated parmesan cheese or other hard cheese....stronger cheese is really nice. Adding more cheese doesn't hurt either...the cheesier the better.
2 eggs

Mix milk, salt and butter in a pot, and bring to a boil. Remove from eat, then add the manioc flour. Then add the cheese and eggs, kneed with your hands until it's smooth, then form balls (depending on how big you want the small breads to be). Cook on greased baking sheet until they are lightly brown. Serve right away. They are delicious.

I personally love the texture of bread made with manioc flour, and ate lots of pan de yuca in Ecuador when I was there last year (same idea, but without the cheese). I'd love to hear if other people have better recipes or techniques for making these, since I'm planning to make them for a dinner party on Thursday.

Dave MP

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