Very excited! Fridays are now dedicated to bringing you a recipe/tip from an experienced and talented chef. We get things kicked off with Chef Cesar Rodriguez of Samba Grille!

Samba Grille, serving up the very best in South American cuisine, is located in downtown Houston’s Theater District.  With Samba Grilles’ vast menu–from prime steaks, to burgers, to succulent seafood, to mind blowing tres leches–you really can’t go wrong.

Pan De Queso (Light, airy Brazilian Cheese Bread)

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 cups sweet yucca starch (yucca doce)
  • 12 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Mix all ingredients together and whip for 20 minutes.
3. Cooking: Spray a small muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Scoop the Pan de Queso dough into the pan muffin pan.
5. Bake for 15 minutes.

Note: Image of bread and recipe courtesy of Samba Grille.


nwafoodie May 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

Do I really need to whip this for 20 minutes? I need a stand mixer!!

The Mighty Rib May 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

I’m guessing you do. I went to Samba Grille last weekend, and had these…very light and airy. My guestion to you NWA, is it easy to find yucca starch? I have no clue and would love to know.

Amy P May 18, 2011 at 8:10 am

Oh, man…these were my favorite part of breakfast when I was in Brasil a few years ago. Well, actually, breakfast in Brasil was my favorite part of that trip. Strong coffee with warm milk, 1/2 a papaya, fresh cheese, assorted pastries and fighting my travel companions (fellow instructor from IA, mechanic from Mexico and product support manager from Miami-but a Brasil native) for the last pan de queso. Sooo…good.

The Mighty Rib May 18, 2011 at 8:33 am

Hey Amy!!! Hope you are doing well. That was just plain wrong of you to type that delicious-sounding breakfast. Not fair!

The Mighty Rib May 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

And just FYI…Amy was the absolute first Mighty Rib follower:)

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