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Chipá cheese bread is a traditional Paraguayan snack that is loved by both locals and tourists. It is a type of bread made from tapioca flour, eggs, cheese, and salt. The dough is typically mixed by hand and then shaped into small rounded balls or small buns before being baked in the oven


2/3 lb cassava flour
1/4 lb fine cornmeal
3 beaten eggs
1/2 lb grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of anise seed
1/2 cup of whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 420F.

2. Beat the eggs and butter into the carrier mix until completely smooth.  Mix the cheese and anise seeds.

3. Whisk the salt into the milk until dissolved.  Pour the milk into the butter mixture.

4. Slowly beat in the cornmeal and cassava flour until a dough forms.

5. Place the dough on a flat surface.

6. Cut the dough into four equal pieces.  Cut each piece into four equal pieces and shape them into balls.  Cover with plastic wrap and place the dough balls in the fridge for 20 minutes.  Roll out a ball of dough into a 6-inch rope.

7. Tap the ends together, then press the ends together to form a ring.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

8. Repeat with the remaining dough.

9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the chips turn golden.  Remove the tin from the oven and allow the bread to cool.

10. Serve and enjoy!  See Less

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