I love Brazilian bread. The first time that I ever had this delicious cheese bun was in 2008 at a Brazilian steak house in Palo Alto, CA. I fell in love with the crispy exterior and cheesy, chewy but moist & soft interior texture.
It's very popular for breakfast and as a snack for Brazilians and Argentinians. Because these aren't too easy to find in our neighborhood, I thought it would be great for breakfast with some eggs.
I found a great recipe online to try out. Patrick did 95% of the work and I helped with prep and rolling the buns for the oven. They turned out absolutely amazing - the best pão de queijo that I've ever had. I am happy :)
Here's the recipe that I found: How to Make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) from The Kitchn. It was instructional, helpful, and super easy too. The notes I'd make in addition to the recipe is to grate the parmesan cheese (measure the grated version, not solid), We also used Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour which can be found on Amazon for ~$8-$9, if you can't find it at your local market.
To finish off, here are some photos of our finished bread - enjoy!