we had this delish meal at f&a's place... an authentic feijoada - a slow cook smoked meat stew with black beans, served with pan-fried chinese broccoli, slices of oranges, fried cassava, sprinkled with cassava flour...
fatty but yummo...
there were also preserved hearts of palm...
and apparently cassava root is quite toxic - it contains cyanide compounds and if not boiled first, could kill instead of fill someone's stomach... and cassava root is the ingredient for tapioca flour!
to recreate these nice snacks, i got myself:
500g tapioca flour
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
180-200g parmesan cheese
put the oil, water, milk, salt in a pan and stir until boiling
switch off heat, then add tapioca flour by stirring it in into dough
when dough cools down, add the 3 eggs (may need more flour then), and knead into smooth dough
add the grated parmesan and knead & make into small balls
these can be frozen and baked at 180-200 degrees celcius, until golden brownthe dough is quite elastic and hard to knead... it tends to stick everywhere...