Hey, Alicia here again with another great Ecuadorian recipe from my husband; Pan de Yuca. I think that literally translates to "Yuca Bread" but in English we call it cheese bread.
As you can see it's not cheese bread like is normally thought of when one talks about cheese bread. Cheese is the main ingredient in these delicious little buns. So instead of just having cheese sprinkled on top of bread this is literally cheese bread.
This bread has an ingredient that isn't found in most grocery stores here in the USA. Yuca starch, yuca harina, or sometimes called tapioca starch, can be found at Latin markets (our local market is called Rancho Market). We like the Goya Brand tapioca starch. You can also get it on Amazon.
When my husband first started making his bread for us he used this recipe from Laylita's recipes. Over time he has changed the recipe to have the bread turn out as he likes them. Laylita has a lot of fun and delicious Ecuadorian dishes on her website so it's worth a gander to check out her site.
Click through the gallery below to see the process in action of making these. They are very easy to make. Usually he only uses one type of cheese but since he was making them for a large family this time, he had to use 4 different cheeses to have enough dough, and the results were very delicious and flavorful.
Click on the button below to get the recipe. I'll post a few tips below too.
As you can see from these ingredients, this is gluten free! So if you have celiac friends, this should be safe for them to have!
I hope you get to try these and enjoy them. We'll probably post soon about the yogurt drink that goes with them so stay tuned!
Let us know if you have tried the recipe and what you think. Or if you have any questions, post it in the comments below!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!