The Milpitas Beat has started a new Recipe Corner! We’ll be featuring various recipes from Milpitas residents in an effort to connect neighbors, share culture, and expand our cooking repertoires. Send an email to: MilpitasBeat@gmail.com to submit your own recipe. Here’s our very first one:
Fernanda D. has been a resident of Milpitas for the past couple of years.
At the Senior Center, she teaches a Spring Chicken class for seniors to enhance their balance, strength, and flexibility. She also works as an Aqua Instructor at the Milpitas Sports Center and Villa Sport (in San Jose). She has been an Aqua Instructor for 18 years, and a Personal Trainer for 15.
Originally from a town in Brazil called Guaporé, Fernanda keeps the foods and recipes from her culture alive in her household.
Below is her recipe for Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de queijo), which she makes almost every week. “Everybody loves it. The kids enjoy it, and eat it so easily. It’s a comfort food,” says Fernanda.
Here’s her (amazing) recipe:
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de queijo)
3 Cups of Tapioca Flour
1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of Milk
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
1 teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
Pour olive oil, water, milk, and salt into a pan. When the mixture comes to a boil, pour over the tapioca flour and stir until smooth. Let it cool down.
Add eggs and cheese to the mixture and combine all the ingredients together. Make small balls and bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 40 – 45 minutes.
Send an email to: MilpitasBeat@gmail.com to submit your own recipe.