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I tried to make croissant last weekend. But it was a total failure, because I left the dough in the fridge for too long during the process (I was distracted by my friend who happened to visit us during weekend).

The croissant turned out to be more like butter bread because it is more doughy than what a normal croissant would be. So the next day i decided to make something simpler; Pão de Queijo .

This bread is crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside. It’s fun to eat and it has that addictive effect, that makes you keep munching it until all of them are gone. It’s great for snacks or appetizer!

Pão de Queijo (makes 12) – recipe source evan’s kitchen rambling

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Things you need :

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp dry italian herb (optional)

Things you need to do :

Grease a  mini muffin pan; or line baking sheets with parchment. Put butter, water, milk, and salt in a saucepan, and heat till the butter has melted and the mixture is boiling. While the mixture is heating, put 2 cups of tapioca flour into a mixing bowl.

Pour the boiling butter mixture over the tapioca flour, beating to combine. Beat at high speed till the mixture becomes smooth. Beat in the garlic, herb(optional) and cheese into the dough till well combined.

Check your dough temperature (you can stick your finger into the dough) if it’s still too hot, let it cool down a bit for a couple of minutes. Once it has cooled down (still slightly warm) then you can beat in the egg into the mixture. Beat the egg until it is well combined and smooth.

Scoop the dough and put into the prepared muffin pan (About 2 tbsp) or prepared baking pan (give them space around 1 inch).
Bake the buns for about 20 minutes at 190C until they are slightly golden brown. Serve them hot with salad or serve them for appetizer.

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