Continuing my posts about the dishes I made for my holiday potluck! Today is the third and final thing I made! And I totally cheated for this one :) My friend Wandy had brought Pao de Queijo for another potluck I had been to and it was so deliciously yummy and easy when I found out that she had used a mix, I was sold!
Luckily in my neighborhood, there’s a Brazilian grocery store that has the mix. Unfortunately the directions were in Portuguese:
Google translate to the rescue!
Here are the instructions:
1. Pour contents of bag into a medium bowl and add 1/2 cup of cold water and 2 medium eggs.
2. Mix well until all liquid is absorbed. Knead dough for about 3 minutes, or until smooth and incorporated.
3. Pinch and roll into balls (I did about 1.25 inch diameter) and place onto baking sheet. Make sure to leave room in between.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 40 minutes or until they are golden.
I don’t remember exactly how long I baked them, but it wasn’t for the whole 40 minutes as suggested in the instructions. I checked on them after about 30 minutes and they were ready!
I wish I had taken a picture of the inside so you could’ve seen the chewiness/fluffiness! Oh well, maybe next time! I’ve seen many recipes on Pinterest for Pao de Queijo made from scratch but I don’t think I want to spend that much time to make it when the mix is so simple and tastes great to me!
Thank you Wandy for introducing me to Pao de Queijo mix and for always reading my blog! :)