13 February 2009

Cheese Bread: "Pão de Queijo"



Hi everyone.
I recently did cheese bread balls, which is a covert/snack we all adore.
I did a normal bread dough with flour, salt and water that rested for half an hour.
Then, I shapped the dough in small balls. Before baking I inserted cheese cubes inside the balls, closing carefully.
After baking the small balls for 30 minutes in 220ºC oven, the cheese melted and gave the bread a wonderful taste.
I used a Portuguese cheese called "Queijo da Ilha", which is produced in Azores island. This cheese is salted and has a strong taste that reminds me Italian Parmesan. It was yummie!
See you soon.

3 comments:

thetinywindow said...

Thanks for stopping by.
Interesting recipe !! Do we get these balls in shops as well ? Given that it does not call for sugar/eggs it is quite tempting for me.
few queries though hope you don't mind
1. the flour used is com fermento ? or the normal one that does not ferment ?
2. Do we get this cheese in regualr local shops ? and you places chunks of it or grated one ?

Thanks

liza said...

This is my nemesis, making breads. Pao de queijo looks like our local "Puto" made out of rice flour.

Ori said...

This one is my fav.
I just recently knew it and I can say I really like it!! Too bad I only know one shop who sells it in my city.