Hot and cheesy, deliciously chewy on the inside with crispy exteriors: Pan De Yuca are small savory buns made with cheese, yuca (cassava) flour, milk, butter, and eggs. Incredibly easy to make but so delicious you won't be able to eat just one, or two, or three! Serve them hot so the inside will be extra chewy and cheesy!
3 cups(340 g)shredded cheese such as quesillo or queso fresco(or mozzarella, Gouda cheese, or any melty cheese)
1/4 cup(62 ml)whole milk(room temperature)
Mix the yuca, baking powder, salt, and butter together in a large mixing bowl. I recommend doing this by hand but you can also use a food processor if desired. Mix until large clumps of dough start forming when you press the mixture together.
Add the egg and mix until well combined.
Mix in the cheese until well combined again. The dough will be crumbly.
Pour in the milk. Start off with just 2 tbsp and mix until a dough starts forming then knead until well combined. You might need another 2 tbsp of milk or more, depending on the cheese you're using. I usually stick to 1/4 cup (62 grams or 4 tbsp of milk) in total. Do not add in extra yuca or the buns might turn out starchy. Mix until the dough forms into a smooth ball: it should be glimmering and not dry but not sticky, it shouldn't stick to your hands or the bowl.
Form into buns. You can use a 1 tbsp measuring spoon as a guide as these buns are supposed to be small. Place them onto your prepared baking sheet and cover them with plastic wrap.
Chill the buns in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. You can skip this step if you're in a rush.
Bake at 350F (180 C) for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Do not allow to brown completely. Serve hot.
Make Ahead Instructions: follow the recipe through step 5. Chill the buns in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, take them out and bake them according to step 7.Storing Instructions: store your baked Pan De Yuca in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week. Reheat before serving it as the buns are supposed to be enjoyed hot/warm.📷 DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?!Tag @itsdamnspicy on Instagram and hashtag it #itsdamnspicy