Tapioca is a tradicional dish from the North/Northeast part of Brazil. It was originally created by indigenous tribes, by extracting the cassava root’s starch and then adding water to give it its unique consistency. It is prepared by sprinkling the dough onto a heated pan and the gently patting it down into a circular shape; similar to a French pancake (crepe), Tapioca has a mild avour, so it is very versatile. Once prepared, you can add any llings you like, such as meat, cheese, eggs and vegetables, or try a sweet version with fruit and Nutella®
Tapioca is made from cassava only, it is a low-sodium, fat-free, high-carbohydrate, easily digested, gluten-free natural food. Remembering that gluten is a protein that can generate inflammation in the body, favoring the accumulation of fat, damaging the intestine and causing swelling. Besides all this, it is worth remembering that another great benefit of tapioca is its delicious flavor and the possibility of preparing it with different fillings! Thus, tapioca can be included in the diet at different times of the day.
1. Step: Pre-heat a medium size skillet (Medium heat, you won't need any oil).
2. Step: You'll need about 6 tbsp of Tapioca Brasil. (You can sift it through a sieve for best results)
3. Step: Spread it all over the skillet in circles until the bottom is coated (aim for about 1/2 cm thickness).
4. Step: Cook for about 1 minute (don't let it turn brown).
5. Step: Fill it with cheese and fold it in half.
6. Step: Cook for 30 seconds more on each side.