Chewy Manioc Cheese Puffs
These Parmesan-flavored puffs have an elastic consistency somewhat like mochi, the Japanese dough made from pounded glutinous rice. It's hard to stop eating them, especially when they're warm.
Notes: Tapioca starch, also called sweet manioc starch or tapioca flour, creates a pleasing chewiness when baked. Potato starch is an acceptable substitute. Both can usually be found with gluten-free products in most health-food stores or large supermarkets. Tapioca starch is also available in most Asian markets.
Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.