Have you ever tried Brazilian Cheese Rolls? Oh My! I had never tried them until I recently visited my friend, Teresa, in Little Rock, who took me to a little Brazilian cafe called Cafe Bossa Nova, where they served these delicious, cheesy, oh I can’t eat just one, Brazilian Cheese Rolls. Upon returning home, I purchased a new cookbook, which I highly recommend:
America’s Test Kitchen: How Can It Be Gluten-free?
While thumbing through the pages guess what I found? Yes! Brazilian Cheese Rolls! What I like about this cookbook is the why this recipe works section. Recipes have been tweaked and re-tweaked several times with a team of chefs until the perfect mixture of ingredients have combined to produce an awesome recipe for taste, texture, and the all-important question we hope everyone asks, “How can this be gluten-free?”. If you’re interested, they even have an e-newsletter for How Can It Be Gluten-free. Each recipe lists what the chefs tried, what didn’t work, and how they maneuvered through several options before settling on the recipe that ultimately ended up in the cookbook. I like this approach; it helps me in my own recipe development. Even though Brazilian Cheese Rolls are naturally gluten-free, there are a few different methods on how to prepare the mixture before baking. After trying a few different options in method and ingredients, this easy recipe produced a perfectly delicious, you can’t eat just one, Brazilian Cheese Roll. Hint: do not under-cook them or you will end up with a gooey, almost rubbery inside.
While a traditional Brazilian Cheese Roll recipe calls for Queso Fresco, Cotija, or Queijo Minas, a Brazilian Cheese, unless you are near a Brazilian market, sharp cheddar and parmesan are a great substitute and give the rolls a delicious cheesy flavor.
Now for the drum roll please-I present from America’s Test Kitchen…
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