Brazilian Cheese Bread

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Brazilian Cheese Bread
Photo: Oxmoor House
With its six simple ingredients, gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Bread delivers abundant and powerful flavor in every single bite. Tapioca flour plays a key role. It's light and starchy, producing a bread that is crisp on the outside with airy pockets in the middle. This delectable bread is best when served hot directly from the oven.
Serves 15 (serving size: 1 piece)


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8.4 ounces tapioca flour (about 2 cups)
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
6 tablespoons canola oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1.3 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1/3 cup)
Tapioca flour, for dusting


Hands-on: 12 Minutes
Total: 57 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cover 2 metal baking pans with parchment paper.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour in a large bowl.

3. Combine milk and oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Slowly pour milk mixture into flour, stirring until blended. Let cool 5 minutes. Add eggs and cheeses, stirring until blended. Place dough in refrigerator, and chill 20 minutes.

4. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. With floured hands, shape dough into 15 balls, about 3 tablespoons each. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking pans. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 140
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 3.4 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 82 mg
Calcium 86 mg