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Brazilian Tapioca Crepes

Brazilian Tapioca Crepes

This is a Brazilian snack! It's a crepe made from tapioca flour, kind of like a pancake, or maybe a really thin, spread out mochi!

Ingredients: Eight 15 cm diameter round pieces

Tapioca flour
2 cups
Water
140~150 ml (you can eyeball it)

Steps

1. Put the tapioca flour in a bowl, add a small amount of water at a time, and use your fingers to mash and mix it. Rub the mixture together and break up the clumps.
2. Like this.
3. Use your fingers to press it through a fine mesh metal strainer to make the mixture fine.
4. The mixture should look like this.
5. Heat a small frying pan over medium-high heat, add the tapioca flour, and use the back of a spoon to press it into a flat disc (3~4 mm thick).
6. The crepes should look like this. Cook on each side for about 1 minute.
7. Once cooked, spread some condensed milk on the tapioca crepe, sprinkle with shredded coconut, and fold in half.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a standard Brazilian snack. It's sold on the roadside. This time, I made a sandwich with condensed milk and coconut, but the dough isn't sweet, so you can make it savory as well. I recommend scrambled eggs and melted cheese!