Gluten free, Recipes, Vegetarian


Pao de Queijo is a traditional Brazilian snack typically enjoyed at breakfast. It has a crispy outside and inside is full with soft cheesy dough. This snack is widely available and very inexpensive. You’ll see street vendors and cafes selling it all over Brazil and northern Argentina. Pao de Queijo is made with Tapioca flour so it’s satisfyingly gluten free.

What you’ll need…

1 cup Tapioca flour/sour cassava starch

80ml Water

1/2 Teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Egg

50g Cheddar

Equipment…Large bowl

Long handled spoon


Baking tray

Baking paper


What to do…

In a large bowl mix the tapioca flour/sour cassava starch, salt and cheddar.

Next make a well in the centre and pour in the egg and vegetable oil.

Mix until it becomes crumbly.

Gradually add the water and knead the mixture into a ball.

Divide the mixture into 12 and roll into balls.

Place evenly on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.

pao de queijo 3

Pao de queijo 2

Eat warm with homemade garlic butter.