Sometimes referred to as Brazilian cheese puffs or cheese breads. This is a extraordinary culinary contraption. It it very easy and quick to bake if you have the all important main ingredient: Fermented cassava starch known as Povilho azedo.
This is the “original” non-vegan albeit vegetarian version of the recipe. Head over to pão de qué if you want to try the vegan alternative.
Preheat your oven to 180ºC
In a pot or bowl either heat up/microwave:
- 150ml milk
- 75ml oil (sunflower, canola, olive, etc)
- 1tsp salt
- 125g grated cured cheese
Finally you want to kneed in as much as it takes to be able to form balls that are not runny. That should be about:
- 400ml (300g) of povilho azedo
Form ping-pong sized balls and bake for about 20min until golden.