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easy brazilian cheese puffs (churasscaria style)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
dawn Tesam
South, LA

My husband and I splurge once in a while and eat at the delicious Brazilian Churrascarias. They always serve these wonderful fluffy, chewy, cheese puffs. We searched all over the Internet and asked the restaurants to figure out their methods. This is the one we came up with and we use it often. It is very fattening and delicious. I serve these with bacon wrapped chicken or Italian meals. They are also wonderful just to snack on fresh out of the oven. My kids like these better than dessert!

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For easy brazilian cheese puffs (churasscaria style)

  • 16 oz
    tapioca starch
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil

How To Make easy brazilian cheese puffs (churasscaria style)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit . Spray small muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  • 2
    In a large blender add eggs, oil and milk. Blend well.
  • 3
    Add salt, flour and cheese. Sometimes it helps to add a little flour and mix then a little more and mix, until everything is moving well in the blender. If it is too thick just add a few tablespoons of milk until it is a thick liquid consistency.
  • 4
    Next pour enough in each small muffin tin till it is about 1/2 full. These will puff very high in the oven. Place them in the oven with at least 3 " of space above the pan.
  • 5
    Bake in the oven for approx. 15 minutes. Each area and oven are different, just watch and see them puff and then turn golden on the sides. Do not open your oven these will cave if you do it too soon. But don't worry they are still magnificent.
  • 6
    Turn them out immediately into a big bowl lined with a clean cloth. Enjoy right away.there should be big air pockets in the middle and these should be chewy and delicious. I make sure to use a good cheese.
  • 7
    You can also substitute lots of other cheeses just make sure they are grated.