What was I doing this time last year? Eating pão de queijo that’s what. I was in Brazil enjoying being a graduate and living the traveling dream. Now a year later I am left to making them from a box mix ordered off of Amazon, at least it was a gift (Thank you Kyle Herionimus). Rough life I know.
Pão de queijo is basically Brazilian cheese bread. It is made from cassava flour which we would know as yucca, which is a root, and minas cheese. This cheese is made from a cow’s milk and tastes almost like a mozzarella but has the texture of a feta. They sometimes served this with leche or sweetened condensed milk drizzled on top as a dessert creating a salty sweet irresistible combination.
In Brazil I ate these cheese balls like candy. Fresh out of the oven and topped with cream cheese we were in Brazilian heaven. Oh take me back! The food there is second only to the amazing friends I made.
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