Pao de Queijo (Cheese Puffs-Brazilian)

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

I have not made this recipe, but after having been to Brazil a few times, and after having found this recipe in the Brazilian Children's Fund Cookbook (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), I had to add this to my recipes. I hope it turns out as good as those I've tried in Brazil!

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring the milk, salt, and margarine to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Slowly add manioc starch, stirring constantly until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add the cheese and eggs.
  6. Knead until smooth.
  7. Form into balls approximately 2-inches in diameter and place on a greased baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake until golden brown.
  10. Eat while hot.
  11. Makes 20 cheese puffs.