These are very common in Brazil - they are sold everywhere fresh from the oven, or you can buy mixes to make them at home. This recipe makes a very good version, not too different from what you can get in Brazil. Feel free to experiment with different kinds of cheese. ~SallyBR

Brazilian Little Cheese Bread

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil (or other veggie oil, I used canola)
1 egg
1 cup tapioca starch
2 T shredded Parmigiano cheese (I used Mex fresh cheese, a little more than 1/4 cup)
Pinch of salt
Fleur de sel & rosemary

Put in a blender the milk, oil, egg, tapioca starch, cheese and salt.
Blend very well until all the tapioca starch is incorporated.
Pour the batter in ungreased mini muffin tins, filling only 3/4 of the way - sprinkle a little fleur de sel on top and some fresh rosemary leaves. (these are optional, I've made them plain, it works too)

Bake in a 400F oven for a maximum of 20 minutes.

(I like mine a little under baked, so that they are moist inside, but they turn out good if you bake longer)

Makes 24 little breads, that tend to disappear very quickly.

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