VEGAN PÃO DE QUEIJO (BRAZILIAN “CHEESE” BREAD)

Vegan & Gluten free. Makes approx. 15 golf ball sized cheese breads. Inspired by the recipe made by Teffy (sprinkleofgreen.com) with my own personal tweaks.

For the photos I paired my favorite creamy tomato soup because it is the best way to eat this bread. It makes it feel like the grown up version of grilled cheese and canned tomato soup (a personal childhood favorite) that I get to enjoy now free of dairy, gluten and all the salt. Will be sharing more of my favorite soup & bread recipes soon because I love soup & bread, as you’ll see and hopefully enjoy too!

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of cooked & mashed sweet potato
2 cups of tapioca starch
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. mixed herbs *
3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/4 cup water
5 Tbsp. flax oil  *

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Peel the sweet potato (1 large one is usually enough) and cut into cubes and boil till soft.
In a large bowl prepare & mix dry ingredients (tapioca, baking powder, mixed herbs & nutritional yeast). Prepare the wet ingredients by bringing the water and oil to a boil and add to the bowl, along with the mashed sweet potatoes and mix together with a metal fork.

Will turn into a sticky impossible to work with texture so its best to let it cool in the fridge for 10 minutes.  Add some extra tapioca starch on a flat surface and your hands to start forming it into gold sized balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until solid and cracked on top (usually around 20 minutes).

* Can use any herbs you wish but my favorite is 1 Tbsp. of thyme and 1 Tbsp. of rosemary.
*Can substitute the flax oil for any oil you have, including coconut or olive oil.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s