This recipe was fun to make in the WonderMix because I got to use more than just the mixer! It calls for grated Monterey Jack cheese, so I pulled out the WonderMix Food Processor attachment and tried it out for the first time.
I was super impressed with how easy it was to set up and how well it worked for grating cheese. The Food Processor attachment is an optional attachment (it doesn’t come with the mixer). But if you are like me, and you get tired just thinking about grating a whole brick of cheese by hand, then I would totally recommend getting this attachment. The whole setup is 3 simple pieces (well, 4 including the pusher stick). It also comes with three interchangeable drums, depending on the texture you are wanting.
For being gluten-free, this recipe is actually super tasty! It honestly tastes completely normal and you would never even know it was gluten-free.
I’ll say this: I’ve never felt more Brazilian than I did while making (and eating) these cheese balls.
(that’s goodbye, in Portuguese)
- 2 c. tapioca pearls (to grind into 2 c. flour)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cube butter
- 2 c. cotija cheese, crumbled
- 4 c. Monterey Jack cheese, grated
- 1 Tbl. sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- Place small grain attachment into WonderMill. Turn setting to pastry/fine and turn on the mill. Pour tapioca pears into the hopper of the WonderMill. Once all of the pearls have gone down through the holes on the small grain attachment, turn off the machine.
- Place 2 c. tapioca flour and remaining ingredients together in the WonderMix. Mix everything together using the dough divider and dough hook. Dough will be pretty crumbly.
- Form dough into balls. Place on cookie sheet lined with a baking mat or tin foil.
- Place in oven (not preheated). Turn oven on to 350 degrees for 10 minutes and then turn to broil for 5 minutes (or until just lightly brown on the tops).
- **You can store the dough for a week in the fridge- just wrap in saran wrap and cover with a damp cloth. It will be a little stiff when you take it out of the fridge to cook, but it will soften as you work it in your hands for a few minutes.
I wouldn’t be an honest person if I didn’t show you at least a few mess-ups, right?
Yep, definitely left those suckers in the oven a bit long, haha!