Cheese Biscuit is a classic recipe from the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás in Brazil. The main ingredient for this recipe is a popular item of Brazilian origin: the tapioca starch or tapioca flour. The history tapioca flour begins on farming and cropping cassava root, the most Brazilian of the ingredients.
In the traditional communities of Brazil, tapioca is a by-product of manioc flour production from cassava roots. In this process, cassava is ground to a pulp. The pulp is squeezed, releasing a white starch-rich liquid. This liquid is collected and leave to decant. The water is discarded, and the moisture is allowed to evaporate, leaving behind a fine-grained tapioca powder similar in appearance to cornstarch.
The tapioca flour is great for baking and a excellent alternative to wheat flour, as it is gluten free. For this recipe, the main ingredients are tapioca flour and a good cheese. Simple and quick to make, these cheese biscuits are great to serve for breakfast or afternoon tea.
Gluten free cheese biscuits
Gluten free, delicious and easy-to-bake cheese biscuits, made with tapioca flour.