By Chef Maria Pia Peter

queijadinhas do reino das queijadinhas 41786Queijadinha is a very popular and yummy sweet in the Northeast region of Brazil, and in special, in the states of Pernambuco and Paraíba. It is a bit similar with macaroon but much better, believe me!

It is also easy to make if you have all the ingredients and a blender. Try it (and then give us a feedback…we almost sure you will say “Thank You Soul Brasil”).


* 2 cans of condensed milk

* 4 egg yolks

* 3 ounces of grated coconut

* 5 ounces of grated parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Prepare a mince pie/jam tart pan with butter and flour, so the mixture will not stick to it. Mix all the ingredients using a blender than pour into cup cakes forms. Cook it for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. Take the “queijadinhas” out of the pan and wait at least 30 minutes to serve, as it is best warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!


* Brazilian chef Maria Pia Peter graduated in 1987 as an Economic major at UFPE (Pernambuco State University) and lived in Sao Paulo for 10 years, where she had the opportunity to study Fine Arts at the Panamericana Art & Design School, then was engaged in a course for International Chefs at the SENAC University Center.  She lives in Recife, Pernambuco state. Her daughter, Amanda Peter, is an actress that lives in Los Angeles and help us with translations.



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