Light, golden, crispy shells with a gooey, cheesy center, this Brazilian cheese bread or Pão de queijo, is delicious and also gluten free.
Quick and easy to make, these little cheesy puffs are irresistible straight from the oven (bet you can't eat just one). They also make a great addition to the buffet table. In South America you may be served these at breakfast time.
There are actually a number of ways to prepare these, but I think this is the easiest, especially if you have an electric mixer handy. Another way is to make the cheese puffs in a pan, in a similar manner to choux pastry.
There is no messing about with lots of different gluten free flours here; the only one used is tapioca starch which gives the bread its characteristic texture. The starch expands during baking, trapping air in little pockets within the rolls.