My Pão de Queijo Obsession

My pao de quejio obsession had visiting a nearby cafe three times a week. Delicious, yes, but not exactly sustainable. Thankfully, I discovered I can make them at home and it’s quite simple!


  • 3 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt
  • Cheese: Go by your heart, but traditionally, ¾ to 1 cup works well.


  1. In a bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, oil, and butter. Add salt, as much as your heart desires. Important to note: if you are using a salty cheese, then add less salt.
  2. Gradually incorporate tapioca flour, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Fold in your desired cheese. The dough should resemble thick pancake batter.

*insert Moira and David’s gif here*

  1. Pour the batter into an ice tray (silicone so it’s flexible and easy to take them out) or a muffin tray and freeze overnight.
  2. Remove from the ice tray and place them in a tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Let cool slightly before enjoying these cheesy treats.
  5. Freeze the rest of the pao que quejio in a ziploc bag for future

Enjoy, friends!

This revised version keeps the casual and enthusiastic tone while providing a clearer and more engaging description of your love for Pao de Queijo and the recipe itself.