For this month Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to Crumb the blog of Isabelle. I was thrilled when I got my assignment because in my opinion Isabelle is one of the great foodblogger out there. She always has great recipes and awesome pictures that make you want to dive right into the dish. Plus I love her writing style: she has a fun way of telling about her life and her posts just draw you in. If you are not familiar with her blog you should definitely check it out!
Anyway faced with the arduos choice of choosing a recipe among her many delicious ones, I started looking upon her index. I was reading the titles when I run into Pao de Queijo. And my heart stopped. Could it be? I had just bought tapioca flour because I wanted to make some. They had been on my mind for days, maybe weeks. It was destiny calling.
So I made Pao de Queijo. I actually ended up making two batches. Well actually three, if you count the batch that is in the freezer waiting to be baked and enjoyed with the right recipe.
When making my first batch I obviously did something wrong and the little balls turned out a little flat, but still delicious.
I believe that I made two mistakes: 1) my math was wrong an I had to little flour, 2) I took too long to add the flour to the hot liquid and the liquid was not hot enough when I added the flour so the proper reaction did not happen. So make sure to keep the doses right and to add the flour when the liquid is still very hot. Actually I would turn the fire off only after you add the flour.