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Brazilian Cheese Bread

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 12 mins
Total time 57 mins
Yield Serves 15 (serving size: 1 piece)
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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Gluten-Free Baking