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You may already know this, Ticos, we love to have our afternoon coffee break (cafecito) with a little piece of pastry. It could be bread, cake, cookies, empanadas, you name it.
This pan de yuca, is such a treat to have with coffee! It is just sweet enough and the yucca gives it such a nice texture, that I can assure you will not be able to eat just one piece.
I love this sweet version, but also you can make it savory by substituting the sugar for shredded cheese, like mozzarella, just like that!
And another great thing about this recipe is that it is super simple to make. And since you already know how to cut and peel yucca, this should be a piece of cake ;)
It is so good when it is still hot!
Pan de Yuca
3 cups shredded raw yucca
1 stick of butter at room temperature
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup cream cheese (7.7 oz)
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease and flour a 12 x 8' pyrex (you can use a smaller pyrex if you prefer the bread to be thicker).
Peel and shred the yucca and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Add half of the dry ingredients and mix well, add cream cheese, mix well and, add the other half of the dry ingredients and mix well.
With a wooden spoon incorporate the shredded yucca, until well incorporated.
Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan and cook for 45 to 55 min.
Hi I'm Meli and I love food, I love cooking, I love eating, I love traveling and I love Costa Rica. I want to share a little bit of my culture through my food