Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Daring Bakers’ May, 2014 Challenge: PÃO DE QUEIJO

Assalamo alaikum,

Ever since I became part of the daring kitchen I have seen so many amazing recipe from all around the globe ,we get to make and taste delicious foods from all over world with the ingredients usually we use in our daily life but cooking them in different way ,which makes it really exciting every month!!!

This month's Daring Bakers' Challenge took us on a trip to beautiful Brazil! Renata of "Testado, Provado & Aprovado!" taught us how to make Pao De Queijo, tasty cheese buns that make the perfect snack or treat, and that will make your taste buds samba!

I have followed the recipe as is from here:



4 cupstapioca starch

1 cup (250 ml) whole milk

2-3/4 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste depending on how salty your cheese is)

3 cups cheddar cheesecoarsely grated

1 to 3 large eggs



Heat milk, butter, and salt in a small sauce pan until it comes to a boil. Watch closely as it may boil over. Remove from heat and set aside.

Sift tapioca starch into a large bowl.

Pour the boiled (hot) mixture over the tapioca and start stirring with a fork. The milk mixture will not be enough to form a dough yet. You will have a lumpy mixture, that's what it is supposed to be.

Keep stirring with the fork,break the lump as much as you can,until the mixture cools down to warm

At this point turn on the oven at 400F


Now add grated cheese( I think I should have used a little less cheese as my bread came out a little too gooey) and mix it into topaica mixture

Now add eggs one at a time mix it by hand until the dough forms (I used 2 eggs) it's ok if it's is little sticky but should pliable dough

Now make balls a little bigger then golf ball use little vegetable oil to grease your hand so it's easy to make and place them onto a greased or parchment paper lined baking try I used greased foiled tray worked well for me(I had a pretty little helper with me too)

Bake for 25 mins or until the balls have risen and have browned from the bottom if baked too long it will become and bitter.

Enjoy them hot or warm with coffee as Brazilians do!!