April was the first month I participated in the Daring Bakers’ Challenge, which challenged us to explore Easter Breads from around the world. This month’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge took us on a trip to beautiful Brazil! Renata of “Testado, Provado & Aprovado!” taught us how to make Pão De Queijo, tasty cheese buns that make the perfect snack or treat, and that will make your taste buds samba!
I was surprised at how easy Pão de Queijo is to make, and it only requires two main ingredients: Tapioca Starch and Queijo Minas Curado.
Tapioca Starch is a white, powdery starch that looks similar to cornstarch. Also known as cassava starch or manioc starch, traditional Pão de Queijo recipes called for a mixture of sour and regular tapioca starch, but I used Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Starch and it worked perfectly!