recipe

These cheesy rolls originally come from Brazil. They’re crunchy on the outside, and soft and chewy inside.

safety
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 1 hour, plus 5 minutes cooling time
yield
  • Makes 12 rolls

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Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
1 cup (8 ounces)
whole milk
1 cup
shredded extra-­sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup
grated Pecorino Romano cheese (2 ounces)
⅓ cup
extra-­virgin olive oil
2
large eggs
1 teaspoon
salt
2 cups (8 ounces)
tapioca starch

Gather Baking Equipment

12-­cup muffin tin
Blender
Dish towel
Rubber spatula
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Butter knife
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 12-­cup muffin tin with vegetable oil spray (making sure to get inside each cup).

 
2
 
1 cup (8 ounces)
whole milk
1 cup
shredded extra-­sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup
grated Pecorino Romano cheese (2 ounces)
⅓ cup
extra-­virgin olive oil
2
large eggs
2 cups (8 ounces)
tapioca starch

Add milk, cheddar cheese, Pecorino cheese, oil, eggs, and salt to blender. Add tapioca starch. (Make sure to add the tapioca starch last, or the mixture will turn to glue in the blender.) Place lid on top of blender and hold lid firmly in place with folded dish towel. Process on high speed for 30 seconds. Stop blender.

 
3
 

Use rubber spatula to scrape down sides of blender jar. Replace lid and process on high speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour batter evenly into greased muffin tin cups, filling each cup about three-­quarters full.

 
4
 

Place muffin tin in oven and bake until rolls are golden and puffed, 25 to 30 minutes.

 
5
 

Use oven mitts to remove muffin tin from oven (ask an adult for help). Place muffin tin on cooling rack and let rolls cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes.

 
6
 

Run butter knife around edges of rolls to loosen from muffin tin (ask an adult for help—­muffin tin will be very hot). Using your fingertips, gently wiggle rolls to remove from muffin tin and transfer directly to cooling rack. Serve warm.