Brazilian Cheese Breads

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 12 cheese balls
These savory chewy Brazilian cheese breads, also known as Pao De Qeuijo, are so easy to make and very addicting!


  • 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 4 oz grated cheddar cheese (or you can use Parmesan)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a small saucepan bring the milk, water, oil, and salt to a boil. Remove the pan from heat and set aside. Add in 2 1/2 cups tapioca flour until dough becomes smooth.

  3. Make sure the dough is still very warm but not searing hot and stir in the egg and cheese. Stir until dough becomes thick and can be molded without being too sticky. Add additional tapioca flour if needed. I needed an additional 1/2-1 cup. Roll dough into balls. Place on the greased baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes until puffy and golden.


Slightly adapted from recipe posted on Tasty Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Cheese Breads
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.1g12%
Saturated Fat 2.3g14%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g
Cholesterol 25.1mg8%
Sodium 120.9mg5%
Carbohydrates 31.2g10%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
Net Carbs 31g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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