Cheese Bread is one of the most traditional breads in Colombia, just like buñuelos and pandebonos, and you can enjoy them with a delicious cup of chocolate or coffee at any time of the day. That's why we're making them today.
Cheese bread is a staple used to accompany breakfasts, snacks, or to eat at any time of the day. And nothing is better than having it with a good cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or café con leche.
Just like buñuelos, cheese bread is an essential item in Colombian kitchens, and even more in bakeries. So wherever you go and find coffee shops, I'm sure you'll encounter the famous cheese breads.
What's unique about cheese bread?
Even though its initial preparation is like any other bread, cheese bread has a distinctive flavor, aroma, and texture, setting it apart from other bakery items, and making it stand out among all the choices we have.
I love making cheese bread at home with my grandmother, sharing stories, moments, and smiles. But the best part is the end, when we can sit down and enjoy warm cheese breads with a cup of coffee. I wouldn't trade those moments for anything in the world; they make me very happy.
For all these reasons and the moments that can be shared over some good cheese breads, I wanted to share this recipe with you. Especially because it is a traditional dish from our country that we must make.
I hope you get inspired to prepare this typical recipe at home and share wonderful moments with your family. Let's cook.
Can I replace cornflour with wheat flour?
It's not recommended, as the cornflour gives the characteristic texture and flavor to the Cheese Bread.
- Make sure to preheat the oven to the correct temperature before placing the breads in for even cooking.
- If you don't have parchment paper, you can use aluminum foil greased with butter to prevent the breads from sticking to the tray.
- Experiment with different cheeses to find the blend you like the most, as long as they have a mild flavor and aren't too salty.
- To keep the breads fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Not measuring the ingredients correctly. It's crucial to follow the amounts specified in the recipe to achieve the desired texture and flavor.
- Opening the oven before the breads are fully cooked. This can cause them to deflate and remain raw inside.
Similar Colombian recipes to try
Pandebono: Cheese bread with cassava, delicious and easy to make. Shares ingredients like cheese and baking powder.
You can also prepare churros or cheese fingers.
- 4 cups of cornflour
- 1 cup of fresh cheese
- 1 cup of feta cheese or costeño cheese
- ½ cup of hot milk
- 2 large beaten eggs
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Salt to taste
- Don't add too much salt to your cheese breads; ¼ teaspoon of salt is enough, but it's all up to your taste.
- Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (175° C).
- Mix the baking powder in the hot milk, add a tablespoon of cornflour and sugar. Stir until well combined. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- In a bowl, add the butter and stir well. Add the cornflour, eggs, salt, and cheeses. Using your hands, mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Divide the mixture into 18 equal portions, shape each into a ball, and roll them on a floured surface, creating a kind of elongated roll. Then, connect each end to form a ring. Cover with plastic wrap and let them rest at room temperature for 40 minutes.
- Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or greased with butter and bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese breads are golden brown on top.
- Serve warm accompanied by a cup of coffee.