Pan de Yuca is the traditional Colombian recipe. It’s similar (but not the same) to Brazilian pao de Queijo. The texture is a bit different and it has less of a cheesy texture.
What is Pan de Yuca
Pan de yuca is a cheese bread made of cassava or yuca starch and cheese. It is a mostly eaten in southern Columbia and Ecuador.
Is Pan de Yuca Gluten free?
Pan de yuca, otherwise known as cassava cheese bread, is grain-free, making it gluten-free. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, or allergic to wheat, this is a great alternative to other breads.
Where can you find Cassava flour?
You can find Cassava flour at:
Can you freeze pan de yuca?
Yes. You can place the unbaked rolls onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and freeze.
Once frozen, transfer to a zip top bag and store in the freezer. When you’re ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake until golden brown on top.
Best cheese to use for pan de yuca?
You can use a variety of cheeses and different types of cheese will change the texture. The two most common types are queso fresco and mozzarella.
What are the ingredients to make pan de yuca?
To make this cassava cheese bread you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Yuca flour
- Baking powder
- Queso fresco
How to make pan de yuca
Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make pan de yuca. All you have to do is follow the steps below:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
Add the yuca flour, baking powder, salt, and queso fresco into a food processor bowl and pulse until combined.
Add the eggs one at a time, pulsing until a dough forms.
Divide the dough into 10 balls and place on the baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Your pan de yuca is ready to serve!
Pan de Yuca Recipe
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- 1 Cup yuca flour
- 2 Tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 Cups queso fresco
- 2 Eggs
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking pan and set aside.
In the bowl of a food processor combine the flour with the baking powder, salt and queso fresco, pulsing until combined.
Slowly add in the eggs and continue pulsing until you have a thick batter.
Divide the mixture into 10 balls and place onto the baking pan.
Take to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.