I’m writing this while one of the first rains are coming into Mumbai. It’s a lovely combination of sun, light rain and some cool winds which are always welcome after months of hot weather.
It’s been two weeks now since I’m back from Belgium and I love the products that I have brought back home. I got breads from Schär and Schnitzer, glutenfree pasta’s from Barilla and Damhert, breakfast grains, cookies from Damhert and Colruyt, nutmilks, buckwheat and tapioca flour, etc. With that tapioca flour I made some Brazilian cheese bread or Pão de Queijo yesterday for a potluck I had with friends for lunch. It’s something I’ve been wanting to make for so long and I don’t know why I waited that long. It’s so easy to make and you have them within 30 min on your plate! I got my tapioca flour from the Chinese supermarket and you can buy them in India online on Amazon.
The recipe I used is from Elise, from simplyrecipes.com.
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 2/3 cup of milk (I used almondmilk)
- 1 1/2 cup of tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup of grated cheese (use whatever you like or have in the house, I used Amul cheese and parmesan cheese but feta or mozarella cheese sounds delicous too)
- 1 tsp of salt
- Preheat the oven to 200°C. Butter or oil the insides of a muffin tin. If you got silicone muffin molds, put these in the muffin tin to get perfect shaped muffins and you dont need to oil anything then.
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until its smooth. You can store the batter up to a week in the fridge it seems so thats great if you made too much.
- Pour the batter into the muffin tin or molds, I filled it up about 3/4th full.
- Bake in the oven for about 20-25min until they are all puffy and lightly browned. Let them cool down for a few minutes, its very tempting not to eat them immediately as they smell delicious!
They are best eaten when slightly warm, I had them cold also and its not bad but it’s better to reheat them a little when you eat them later. Everyone loved them and even the kids ate it with a lot of pleasure. Definitely something I will make again before leaving to Croatia end of the week!