Biscoitos de Polvilho are savory Brazilian cookies made with the sour starch of cassava. These cassava cookies are a traditional Brazilian snack coming from the region of Minas Gerais which have a unique flavor and texture to them. They are a really a great treat that are simple and easy to make without all the fuss. The only difficult part is finding some sour cassava starch at a local Brazilian food market.
1 pound sour cassava starch (If you can’t find this locally, you can buy some here on Amazon)
1 cup of boiling water
3/4 cup oil
Salt to taste
Parmesan cheese to cover
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) In a blender add the cassava starch, boiling water, salt to taste, and oil. Blend it well and add the eggs one at a time slowly as it blends.
3) Once the mixture has been blended well into a smooth and even consistency, mold the dough into long cylinder shaped cookies.
4) Once molded, place the cookies onto a greased baking sheet. Cover them with some Parmesan cheese for some extra flavor if you please.
5) Place them in the oven and let them cook until they begin to brown a bit, but not too much.
6) Once they are cooked immediately take them out of the oven and let them cool for half an hour. Serve.
*If you can not find sour cassava starch locally, you can buy some on Amazon online here*