Serves 12 mini loafs Prep time ~10 mins Baking time ~15-20 mins
I came across a list of the best bread in the world, and when I saw Ecuador's Pan de Yuca was listed as #5, I knew it was a sign to put together a recipe & try it out! Pan de Yuca is typically from the Western part of Ecuador, but has become a popular street food all over the country. Its best to eat it warm, right out of the oven with a cup of coffee :)
My family didn't made this growing up, so I had to reference a few cooking books and other recipes I saw online, and came up with the most delicious + simple cheesy bread you've ever tried in your life!
3 cups of yuca (cassava) flour
4 cups of shredded queso fresco
1 stick of salted butter (room temp)
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/8 cup of milk (as needed)
In a large mixing bowl mix the flour, shredded cheese, baking powder & salt until completely combined.
Next, add in the butter + mix in throughly.
Then, add in the eggs.
The last step is adding the milk as needed. Add in little by little until the dough isn’t sticky and has a sort of plato consistency.
Grease the baking sheet, muffin or loaf pan w/ butter + preheat oven to 400F
Bake for 15-20 mins or until the top of the yuca bread is golden brown