This is a savoury that you can find anywhere in Brazil, and you can eat at any time. It's originally from Minas Gerais (a state just in the middle of Brazil)
In my house we usually eat in the morning or for afternoon tea when dinner is not ready yet. You can find in supermarkets, bakeries, delis, even at some bars.
It's like a little muffin, and it's very easy to prepare.


  • 500g of Tapioca starch

  • 150g of plain flour

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

  • 250g or more of parmesan cheese

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tea spoon of salt


  • 1.

    Pre heat oven 200C

  • 2.

    Put the flour and the Tapioca starch in a bowl with the eggs, cheese and salt.

  • 3.

    Bring to boil the milk and the oil.

  • 4.

    Add the oil and milk to the bowl and mix it.

  • 5.

    Make little balls.

  • 6.

    Place balls in a lightly greased baking pan

  • 7.

    And bake it in prehatean oven until golden brown

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 751kj
  • Fat Total 33g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 22g
  • Carbohydrate 91g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Sodium 632mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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The dough is very "squishy"

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Posted by jackicamReport
These sound and look delicious Ana - the Brazilian version of a morning croissant! Really want to give these a try - as soon as I find some tapioca starch. Thanks for sharing your recipe and look forward to more of your posts.
Posted by Ana ClaudiaReport
Hi Jackie, takes for your comment!
you can find tapioca starch on a asian grocery store, (chatswood or china town) the one that i usually buy is from thailand and it's really cheap!