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  • Pan de Bono: Colombian Cheese Bread

    Pan de Bono ingredients
    Pan de Bono ingredients

    Recipe for Pan de Bono by Jaime Otero Llanos.


    • 1 lb yuca starch
    • 1.5 lb dry cheese (queso duro)
    • 1/2 lb white corn flour
    • 1/2 lb butter
    • 1 cup milk


    Pan de Bono ready to bake
    Pan de Bono ready to bake at a demonstration on the National Mall.
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grate cheese and mix with yuca starch, corn flour, butter. Add milk as slowly as necessary to obtain doughy texture.
    3. Roll out a lime-size amount of dough into a doughnut shape.
    4. Lay the doughnuts an inch apart on a pan and bake for 20 minutes.
    5.  Let cool and enjoy with coffee!

    Carolina Restrepo is a program intern for the Columbia program at the 2011 Folklife Festival. 

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