Assorted Pao De Queijo

Assorted Pao De Queijo

Wonderfully chewy pao de queijo.
I always make them plain, basil, curry and black pepper flavour.

Ingredients: 16 pao de queijo (4 of each flavour)

Tapioca powder
200 g
Grated cheese
50 g
65 g
65 g
Egg (whole)
20 g (about 1/2 large one)
Vegetable oil
15 g
1 g
Curry powder
1 g
Black pepper
1 g


1. Combine all of the ingredients marked with ☆ and heat up until just before boiling. You should aim to take the pan off the heat just as the sides are starting to bubble.
2. Pour the mixture from the saucepan into a bowl containing the tapioca powder in one go. Mix it together with a pastry scraper. It's hot so be careful!!
3. Add in the vegetable oil and mix. The mixture should become smooth and a little glossy as in the photo. From here on you should be able to knead the mixture easily by hand.
4. When the mixture is glossy, add the egg and grated cheese in that order and mix.
5. Roll the dough into a ball and cut into 4. For the plain flavour, you won't need to mix anything in, so set that aside and split it into 4 pieces and roll each piece into a ball as is.
6. Go back to the remaining 3 quarters. Mix in 1 topping into each quarter and split into 4 again. When mixing in the curry powder your hands may get a bit dirty so leave this one until last.
7. Once you have rolled your 16 balls they should look like this. From the top we have plain, black pepper, curry and basil flavours.
8. Bake in an oven preheated to 190°C for about 20-22 minutes to finish.
9. These pao de queijo are particularly chewy and delicious when just out of the oven. If you leave them for a day, just pop them in the microwave for a little bit to get the chewiness back.
10. I always use these ingredients (from left to right): grated cheese, curry powder, basil, and black pepper.

Story Behind this Recipe

These are pao de queijo like you get in bakeries. I wanted to try lots of different flavours so I tried blending in lots of ingredients that I like into the dough.