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Brazillian Cheese Bread Rolls - Pão de Queijo {Gluten-Free}

These Brazilian Cheese Bread Rolls are crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle and utterly irresistible. They are made with tapioca flour so are naturally gluten-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 9 rolls
Calories: 212kcal


  • 240 g tapioca flour
  • 180 g whole milk
  • 60 g olive oil
  • 1 egg medium
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 80 g mozzarella cheese cubed
  • 40 g cheddar cheese cubed


  • Pre-heat oven to 190°C/ 170°C fan/ gas mark 5.
  • Grease 9 holes of a standard muffin tin.
  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into 9 muffin tin holes, filling almost to the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden.
  • Remove the rolls from the tins straightaway onto a cooling rack.
  • The rolls are delicious eaten directly from the oven.


  • You can place your blender jug on the scales and weigh all the ingredients directly into the blender. It makes for very low key washing up when you're done.
  • The rolls are best eaten straightaway but are good up to a day.
  • If you can’t manage all the rolls within the day then keep in an airtight tin and re-heat in an oven for 10 minutes at 190°C/ 170°C fan/ gas mark 5.

Ingredient measurements

  • Please note when you see ‘grams’ listed as opposed to ‘millilitres,’ or any other term of measurement, that is not incorrect. I weigh all of my ingredients, including liquids, for accuracy.
  • US customary measurements for the ingredients provided are based on a conversion calculator. This recipe was tested with metric measurements and I recommend using a digital scale to weigh ingredients for the most accurate results. READ MORE >>> Why you should always weigh vs measuring with cups

Nutrition information

Please note that the nutrition information provided below is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. Please seek a professional nutritionist’s advice for further clarification.
The nutrition serving is for 1 cheese roll.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg