Solely 6 substances! In case you love the style of quesadillas, however need it within the type of a tender, pillowy, chewy roll–then look no additional than Pan De Bono. A Columbian cheese bread that’s naturally gluten-free. Nice as a snack or facet dish, you’ll fall in love with this South American favourite. (Soy, peanut and tree nut free too!)
This put up incorporates affiliate hyperlinks.
WHAT IS PAN DE BONO?
Pan de bono (additionally typically spelled pandebono) is a Columbian cheese bread. Cheese lovers unite! With two sorts of cheese, and masa harina as an ingredient it tastes like should you have been to make a quesadilla out of corn tortillas. Besides, as a substitute of being crunchy, it’s tender, chewy and pillowy.
When researching this recipe, I discovered there have been fairly a couple of completely different variations. Some used butter and baking powder within the recipe, and others didn’t. I caught with essentially the most fundamental recipe, as I felt this may be extra true to the story of pan de bono, as I learn it was created to be a extra filling snack for employees down in Columbia.
It is a nice recipe for dipping your toe into gluten-free baking. With no gluten-free flour blends, and even any sort of gums (like guar gum or xanthan gum) it’s a reasonably fundamental recipe that may nonetheless offer you a roll-type/carby/tacky dish.
WHAT IS MASA HARINA? IS IT THE SAME AS CORNMEAL?
No, it isn’t. Masa harina is fabricated from corn like cornmeal, however it’s handled with an alkaline agent and it has a extra distinct taste. It has a robust, corn taste, extra savory than candy like a cornmeal has. You can not interchange them on this recipe. In case you’ve ever had tamales, that is the product they use for these, and these style strongly of tamales. Nice for tamale lovers with manner much less work.
WHAT IS MASECA?
Maseca is a well-liked model of masa harina. That’s the model that I used on this pan de bono recipe.
WHAT CHEESE DO I USE IN PAN DE BONO?
Most recipes that I researched have been developed in the USA, so that they relied on Queso Fresco, which is historically a Mexican cheese, instead of the extra conventional Quesito. Most recipes additionally known as for feta (greek) cheese–which supplies a pleasant saltiness. I even noticed one calling for Mozzarella, which to me has a softer style. I’d assume most cheeses would work and you might swap in your favourite so long as it doesn’t throw off the feel.
I’ve by no means tried this recipe with dairy-free cheese. Whereas 99% of my recipes are dairy-free, for my son who has dairy allergy symptoms, I didn’t trouble making this dairy-free, as I personally don’t like several model of dairy-free cheese. I discover them costly they usually don’t soften properly they usually glop collectively, so I used to be afraid it could throw the feel off an excessive amount of of this bread, that has so few substances and cheese actually is the star of the present.
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED?
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN PAN DE BONO?
HOW TO STORE PAN DE BONO
Hopefully you received’t be storing this for lengthy. As there aren’t any preservatives on this, it shouldn’t final lengthy. It’s meant to be eaten rapidly, whereas nonetheless heat. After it’s preliminary baking, it might get arduous and rancid rapidly. If you might want to reheat it a couple of hours after, popping it within the microwave for a couple of seconds might refresh it considerably, however do plan on consuming it the identical day.
DO I HAVE TO USE A FOOD PROCESSOR?
Sure. As a result of feta is a more durable cheese, and since there’s not a lot moisture, it could take plenty of hand power to tug this dough collectively. To not point out, it wouldn’t be as easy, and you’ll most likely have chunks of cheese except you have got a excessive powdered meals processor to grind down the cheese for you. I’d not suggest making this recipe with out one.
IS COLUMBIAN PAN DE BONO LIKE THE BRAZILIAN PAO DE QUEJO?
It’s very comparable. They’re each tacky sort rolls, which can be each naturally gluten-free, that each come from South America. The recipes that I’m conversant in for Pao de Queijo use two further substances: milk and oil. This sort of bread has turn out to be fairly standard in Brazilian steak homes like Rodizio Grill and Tucanos. You can even discover them within the grocery store beneath the title Brazi Bites.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER GLUTEN FREE BREAD RECIPES?
I do! I’ve gluten free breadsticks, gluten free orange rolls, gluten free banana bread, gluten free banana bread, gluten free pancakes, and gluten free bread. Hopefully all of these will enable you nonetheless get pleasure from some carbs, even should you’re avoiding gluten.
IS TAPIOCA STARCH THE SAME AS TAPIOCA FLOUR?
Sure. You should purchase it beneath both title, they’re interchangeable.
IS TAPIOCA STARCH THE SAME AS CASSAVA?
In case you take a look at conventional recipes for pan de bono, they name for cassava flour, which is taken from the identical plant. Cassava makes use of all the root, and tapioca is taken from simply the starch. They’re each comparable sufficient to make use of on this recipe, and I discover tapioca flour/starch is extra available and straightforward to search out. Plus, you need to use any leftover in my selfmade gluten-free flour recipe afterwards.
DO I HAVE A VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO MAKE PAN DE BONO?
Sure! I do. You’ll see so long as you have got a meals processor, it’s very straightforward. Merely combine within the meals processor, form in your palms after which bake! The video ought to routinely pull up, if it doesn’t, it’s embedded into the underside of the recipe card. And, if all else fails, you’ll be able to view it on my YouTube Channel.
- Preheat your oven to 375.
- Weigh out your cheese. I’ve discovered that even packages that declare 8 oz, may be as much as 1 ounce extra. I like to make use of a digital kitchen scale for this.
- Place measured cheese into the meals processor. Pulse till the cheese is crumbly and combined.
- Add your masa harina and tapioca flour. Pulse to mix.
- Crack an egg right into a small bowl and whisk to mix.
- Along with your meals processor on low, stream within the whisked egg.
- Let the meals processor combine till the dough kinds and makes a big ball (might take 1-2 minutes).
- Divine into 12 even balls.
- Place rolled balls on parchment paper or silicone mat on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Take away from oven and brush with melted butter.
- Return to the oven and bake for round 10 minutes extra, till bottoms are browned.
- Eat instantly. Finest loved recent and heat.
See the put up above for all ingredient questions and watch the video beneath.
*Our allergy symptoms, whereas extreme and that get re-tested steadily, are such that we will go strictly by what’s on the label. I don’t name corporations to see what issues are derived from, or name producers to see about potential cross contact. In case your allergy symptoms require you to take action, please do your personal homework. I can’t guarantee you of any ingredient’s security, solely you are able to do that. I merely share what works for our household.
**If you’re going to feed this to somebody with meals allergy symptoms, and also you your self don’t have meals allergy symptoms, I HIGHLY suggest having them test each single model and ingredient you’re utilizing, to make sure they’re OK with every a part of the recipe. And, to ensure you’ve talked to them about the way to keep away from cross contamination in your kitchen.
DON’T FORGET TO PIN IT, SO YOU DON’T LOSE IT. WHILE YOU’RE THERE, CHECK OUT MY OTHER GLUTEN-FREE PINS.
Hello! I’m Megan, a mother to 4 youngsters, two with a number of meals allergy symptoms & one with EOE. I’m a printed cookbook writer that always tweaks recipes to make them allergy pleasant–it’s an dependancy. I share each recipe & tip with you, that will help you eat such as you did earlier than meals allergy symptoms & dietary restrictions. You possibly can nonetheless be superior, even with meals allergy symptoms!