Monday, July 4, 2011

Brazilian Cheese Bread - Pão de Queijo

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, my mother In Law has developed an allergy to Gluten, Celiacs to be specific, so I have been working on developing and finding recipes she can eat, it has become a hobby of mine.

My Mother In Law holds a special place in my heart, my Mom passed away when I was 16 and my boyfriends Mom (later my Mother In Law) treated me just like one of her own kids. I don't think I would be the person I am today without her guidance and love, so if there is one little thing I can to do make her life easier I like to do it!

I had no idea how hard it is to live the gluten free life, a piece of bread on your plate even when removed can affect you. You need a separate toaster for regular bread versus gluten free bread and on and on. Items you would think have no Gluten often times do, especially bottled salad dressings! How crazy is that!

The rolls are nicely crispy on the outside and the inside almost feels like it is still raw, but that is exactly what it is supposed to be like! These are delicious whether you are allergic to gluten or not!

1/2 cup butter
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups tapioca flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cayanne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
2/3 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
2 beaten eggs

4 tbl butter mixed with 1 minced garlic clove, microwaved till melted (brush this mixture on the top of the rolls when they come out of the onion for even more flavor)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Pour milk, butter and salt into a large saucepan, and place over high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat immediately, and stir in tapioca flour and spices until smooth.

Set aside to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Stir the cheese and egg into the tapioca mixture until well combined, the mixture will be chunky like cottage cheese.

Drop rounded balls of the mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet. I used my 1 inch scooper, so the balls were small.

Bake in preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. (I learned the hard way, they will need closer to 25 minutes till browned and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside)

Remove and brush with melted butter and garlic mixture.


Foodiewife said...

Bless your heart for your devotion to your MIL. I cannot imagine what my life would be like, if I had food allergies. Gluten-free remains a mystery to me, but it seems to be more wide-spread than I thought. I'd still love these anyway.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh this looks good!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good 4th!

Mary Bergfeld said...

These rolls look wonderful. Your MIL is fortunate to have a daughter-in-law who cares enough to seek our special recipes to make for her. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

grace said...

you're doing such a good service here, cheryl! this is a great option for gluten-freers and gluten-lovers alike! :)

tamilyn said...

I'm sure she is honored that you are trying so hard to find good food she can eat. I know several people who have celiac-it seems to be so common nowadays.

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SellWoWAccount said...

I can't imagine myself to have such allergy. Can't live a life without eating bread :D. Good to hear that you've come up with something close to gluten-free recipe.

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Marjie said...

your mother in law is very lucky to have you experimenting for her!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you're having a good week!

sophia said...

Oh man. I've had the recipe for these balls bookmarked for months!! I love the relationship you have with your MIL. Most people I've talked to have a rocky relationship with the MIL.

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Cheryl. I'm sure I could eat these in record time! Sounds like you have a wonderful MIL. I loved mine dearly.

Unknown said...

You are so good to your MIL.
the bread looks awesome!!

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