Pin It
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Ecuadorian Pan de Yuca Recipe

By
Ecuadorian pan de yuca/ incultureparent.com

Pan de yuca is one of the greatest Ecuadorian snack foods. All over Ecuador’s big cities, Guayaquil and Quito, you find little yogurt shops that sell different fruit-flavored yogurt drinks, together with pan de yuca. It is always just what you need for a quick snack any time of day and it’s even gluten-free!

 

My son loved helping me make the little balls, and both my son and daughter loved eating them. I made broccoli soup to go with it for some veggies, given all the cheese they ate with the bread.

 

003 004 001

 

Ingredients
1 cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups Latin American grated white cheese (such as cotija; you can also use parmesan in a pinch)
2 eggs
2-3 tablespoons cream (or milk)

 

Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grease a cookie sheet.

3. Combine the tapioca flour and baking powder together in a large bowl.

4. Stir in the cheese and egg yolks.

5. Mix until the dough forms a ball then mix on a tapioca-floured surface until the dough is smooth.

7. Roll dough into balls (it should make about 10).

8. Place balls one inch apart on the baking sheet.

9. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes.

 

006


009

 

Cool and enjoy!

 

Once you’ve made the balls, they freeze really well for use in the future. For savings, I buy the flour in bulk at my local Rainbow Grocer’s.

 

012

 

I made this recipe thanks to newworldreview.com.

© 2013, Carmen Cordovez. All rights reserved.

More Great Stuff You'll Love:


Are French Kids Better Behaved Because They are Spanked?

Should spanking be part of your parenting toolkit to have well behaved kids?

Circumcision Wars

She fought her Turkish in-laws on it--did she succeed?

10 Best World Maps for Your Children’s Room

Because every little global citizen needs a map

How I Made My Forgotten Native Language My Child’s Strongest

I started off by speaking dodgy Cantonese. No word for remote control? No problem! ‘Pressy thingy.’

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Born to a large family in Quito, Ecuador, Carmen Cordovez went to bilingual Spanish/English school from kindergarten through high school. Her childhood was happily spent going to the beach and riding horses during the summer. She studied and worked in advertising in Ecuador, before moving to Brazil to study computer science. She then moved to San Francisco and worked as a database administrator for Oracle, followed by a start-up. She has always loved traveling, and before having kids, traveled as much as she could to places like India, Burma, Turkey and more. Since having her two American-Ecuadorian kids, she spends her time raising her children, creating art, traveling and doing occasional consulting projects. Her children are currently fourth and first graders in a Mandarin immersion school and are able to communicate in Mandarin. They are also fluent in Spanish and English. She happily spends her summers on a yearly pilgrimage to Ecuador (or other Spanish speaking countries) to visit family for her children’s bicultural/bilingual experience. Carmen blogs at playinghopscotch.com about her experiences traveling.

Leave us a comment!

3 Comments
  1. CommentsElena Cordovez   |  Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I already copy the recipe and soon I will cook the yuca bread. Very very nice article

  2. CommentsG Wheeler   |  Monday, 03 February 2014 at 10:21 am

    Recipe ingredients states 2 eggs; instructions says egg yolks. Can you clarify whether just the egg yolks are used or whole eggs? Thanks.

  3. Commentscarmen   |  Monday, 03 February 2014 at 9:05 pm

    My apologies. It is indeed the egg yolk









Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail.
Or leave your email address and click here to receive email notifications of new comments without leaving a comment yourself.

Get weekly updates right in your inbox so you don't miss out!



Why I Travel 13 Hours Alone with My Kids Every Chance I Get

Travelling with children, while definitely more of a mission, contradicts the old saying that “life is about the journey, not the destination.”

A Diverse Book for Preschoolers in Celebration of Multicultural Children's Book Day

A book that honestly and simply celebrates the every day diversity that children experience.

Why My African Feminist Mother Gave Me the Identity of My Father's Tribe

She gave me an identity so different from her own.

2 Children’s Books about Jamaica

Explore Jamaica with your child.

Costa Rica with Kids: Two Weeks of Family Travel

Two weeks of Pura Vida in a country with so much to offer families.

Should I Worry about My Child's Accent in Her Foreign Language?

See why Dr. Gupta takes offense to this question and where children learn accents from

How to raise trilingual kids when exposure to Dad's language is limited

My kids only get 1-2 hours of the minority language per day-help!

What Cultural Norms Around Bare Feet Taught This Mother in Guatemala

Her baby's bare feet ended up being a lesson on poverty and privilege.
Hi Kim! I am so glad that this article was useful for you and made you feel validated as a parent. It's not often in this judgmental world of parenting we get that, right?! That's the main reason...
From The West’s Strange Relationship to Babies and Sleep
I love reading your work. I can olny imagine what it would be like to have such beautiful customs and true community. I understand why it is so very very important to keep these traditions alive. Be...
From No Kids Allowed: How Kenyan Weddings are Changing
Your mother in-law seems somewhat reasonable. Many Chinese Mother In-laws are not. In their scenario, they would be number 1 to the child and you would be number two. Many want to have a bond closer...
From How My Chinese Mother-in-Law Replaced my Husband
I think Konstantina is actually responding to what is probably more familiar/praised/or preferred socially as well. I was an English teacher in Poland with a distinct accent. I struggled to get Engl...
From Should I Worry about My Child’s Accent in Her Foreign Language?
Noor Kids' title "First Time Fasting" is another great rea...
From 6 Favorite Children’s Books about Ramadan
This article was shared in a community I run to connect globetrotting parents and everyone LOVED it. You should join us! We all relate to your experience. Many of us, including me, are in the same b...
From Why I Travel 13 Hours Alone with My Kids Every Chance I Get
Please help: I Love my wife and my son. I am also EXTREMELY involved as a dad. I had to move to china ( in a tiny tiny town) where I am the only foreigner so that my wife can take over the family bu...
From How My Chinese Mother-in-Law Replaced my Husband
Thanks for writing this!! My baby is 7 months, and I love having her sleep in my room. I don't mention it too often to people who have had kids because they seem a little judgy on it. So tonight I...
From The West’s Strange Relationship to Babies and Sleep
Honestly, it looks like the author married into a very backward and old fashioned family. Not stimulating children's curiosity, differences between boys and girls, and women slaving in the house, wh...
From French versus Italian Parenting in One Multicultural Family

More Recipes