Pan de Queso (Brazilian Cheese Buns)

Pan de Queso (Brazilian Cheese Buns) My husband spent some time in Brazil as an English teacher and this was one of his favorite breads! It is simply delicious and we love serving it with other traditional Brazilian foods (rice, beans, etc). These are best when they are served warm.


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 10 mins

    SERVING : 24

    YIELD : 24 cheese buns

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Bring water, milk, oil, and salt to boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat; add tapioca starch and mix well. Let cool, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Transfer tapioca mixture to a large bowl. Add egg and mix well to combine. Fold in Parmesan cheese and knead until dough is smooth but still sticky.

  • Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll into a small ball; place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Per Serving: 69 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 3.6g; cholesterol 11.1mg; sodium 104.9mg. Manioc starch (“Polvilho Dolce”) is traditionally used in this recipe. Use it instead of the tapioca if preferred.