Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)
Happy Carnaval! These little muffin-pan cheese breads are a great way to celebrate the beginning of this famous Brazilian party, and to experiment with Queso Fresco.
I made Pão de Queijo to mark the beginning of the Brazilian pre-Lenten celebration of Carnaval. Pão de queijo is a cheese bread from Brazil and many variations are popular throughout South America. Snack foods are commonplace during Carnaval when the country shuts down from the Friday to the Tuesday before Lent.