The Cheese Bread or pan de queso is one of the most traditional breads in Colombia, as well as the fritters and pandebonos, and you can accompany them with a delicious cup of chocolate or coffee at any time of the day. That’s why we’re going to prepare them today.
Cheese bread is a food used to accompany breakfasts, snacks, or to eat at any time of the day, and nothing better to eat than accompanying it with a good cup of chocolate, a coffee or a latte.
Cheese bread, like fritters, is a staple that can’t be missed in Colombian cuisines, let alone bakeries, so wherever we walk, and there are coffee shops, I’m sure you’ll find the famous cheese bread.
How particular are cheese bread?
Although at the beginning it carries the same preparation as a bread, the cheese bread has a great peculiarity, and it is its flavor, its aroma and its texture, which differs from the other foods that we find in the bakeries, and that makes it highlight among all those options is that we have to choose.
I love to make cheese bread at home next to my grandmother, sharing stories, moments and smiles, but best of all, it’s the final moment, where we can sit down and enjoy some good warm cheese bread as a family, and with a cup of coffee. I don’t trade those moments for anything in the world, and they’re the ones that make me pretty happy.
For all those reasons that can happen when sharing good cheese bread, is that I wanted to share this recipe, and more so because it is something quite traditional and typical of our country, that we DEFINITELY have to prepare.
So I hope you’ll be encouraged to prepare this typical recipe at home, and share wonderful moments as a family. To cook.Español
- 4 cups cornmeal
- 1 cup fresh cheese
- 1 cup feta cheese or costeño cheese
- 1/2 cup hot milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. (265°C)
- Mix the baking powder in the hot milk, add a tablespoon of flour and sugar. Stir until well mixed. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- In a bowl, add the butter and stir very well. Add flour, eggs, salt, and cheeses. Using hands mix very well. Cover with plastic and let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Divide the mixture into 18 equal portions, form a ball with each of them and rub them along a floured surface, making a kind of long bolillo, then join each tip to form a doughnut. Cover with plastic paper and let stand at room temperature for 40 minutes.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with paraffin or butter-greased paper and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden on top of the cheese bread.
- Serve warm with a cup of coffee.