These chewy, cheesy puffs are some of the most amazing little gems that have come out of my oven ~ so much in fact, I made a double batch because the kids practically inhaled them…
Talk about addictive…. I probably could have tripled the recipe but then I would have sat there and eaten the entire pan one by one.. no kidding – they are just that wonderful.
Pao de Queijo is a Brazilian cheese bread – they are quite similar to American popovers except they are made with tapioca flour in lieu of regular all purpose flour.
You can whip them up rather quickly in the blender or, in your mixer – though if you opt to use the mixer, I would suggest adding the liquids first, and the tapioca last (otherwise the tapioca will gum up to the blades and be impossible to mix). The batter will be very liquid.. pour into your greased mini muffin pan and bake for 15 minutes or until a light golden brown.