Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo)


  • 2 cups tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet

Place tapioca starch and salt in a large bowl.

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Bring vegetable oil, water, and milk to a boil over medium heat until a white foam appears. Pour milk mixture over tapioca starch and stir until well mixed; allow dough to rest for 15 minutes. Mix eggs and Parmesan cheese into dough. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until rolls are browned, 15 to 20 minutes.