Daintily light and crispy, pão de queijo originate from Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and make wonderful snacks. If you don't have an electric mixer for this pão de queijo recipe, just use a bit of elbow grease to beat the dough by hand. Find more Brazilian snack recipes in these World Cup recipes by Marcello Tully.
When Brazilian-born chef Marcello Tully started his career at 14, he may not have anticipated working on the starkly beautiful island of Skye - but then he probably didn’t expect to be crafting some of the most exquisitely refined Scottish-influenced food on the planet, either.
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Combine the milk, oil and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil, whisking occasionally. Once boiling, remove from the heat
240ml of milk
120ml of vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
Add the flour to the warm milk mixture and stir in thoroughly until a dough forms. Transfer the dough to a bowl and either by hand or using a mixer with a paddle attached, beat the dough for several minutes
300g of tapioca flour, or sour Cassava flour
Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then gradually incorporate into the mix before adding the cheese. Mix to combine, then chill in the fridge
100g of Parmesan, grated
100g of mature cheddar, grated
Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3
Divide the dough into 24 pieces and gently roll into balls - rubbing some flour on your hands will help to stop the dough from sticking. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray, or if you prefer you can pipe the mix onto the tray using a piping bag
Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden and puffed up, then allow to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving
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