All too often, there are foods that folks enjoy but are unable to eat because of dietary restrictions or health problems. Brazilian cheese bread or Pao de Queijo helps those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy bread eat it and not feel unwell afterwards because of their food choices. This is because this delightful bread treat is wheat and gluten free as well as being low in carbohydrates and sugar free.
Originating from Minas Gerais in Brazil, this bread is great alternative choice for those with celiac disease or diabetes as well as those who are on a low carbohydrate diet. However, folks who choose to eat this cheese bread need not only be folks who are on restricted diets. Everybody can enjoy it!
Brazilian cheese bread comes in several different flavors. To begin with there is the basic plain loaf, which is made using both Parmesan and Romano cheeses. However, this is not the only kind of cheese loaf that can be bought. There is a loaf available that is flavored with garlic, which takes away from the plain cheese taste without being too overpowering. If on the other hand you like spices, a chilli cheese loaf is made with crushed red peppers. Finally, for somebody who wants something just a little different the cheese in combined with olive paste to make an olive cheese loaf.
These breads are made solely, before adding the different flavorings, from tapioca flour, eggs, corn oil, salt and the two cheeses. It is a very easy recipe that has made this a tasty healthy treat. The Brazilian Cheese Bread Company of California specializes in making this bread and providing it to the consumer through supermarkets as well as online. They have also made pizza dough using the same basic recipe to help those on special diets have a little more variety on what they are able to eat. This Brazilian cheese bread is quickly gaining in popularity both for the diets issues it deals with as well as for its great taste.
How to Make Brazilian Cheese Bread -- Pao de Queijo
- 2 cups Tapioca Flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups grated Parmesan Cheese