This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Sedano’s and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Pandebonos are an everyday staple at breakfast or snack times in Colombia. For those living abroad, Pandebonos are the highlight of festivities and holidays alike. There is nothing like a good, just baked, hot Pandebono. These cheese breads are definitely a crowd pleaser! Every time we get together, Pandebonos make a delicious appearance. With the holidays upon us, it is time to whip out this deliciously easy recipe and get everyone indulging in our Pandebono Recipe. Not only will we be bringing up memories, but also teaching our kids our food culture traditions. Wepa, party time in the kitchen! Let the cooking begin!
Not only are Pan de Bonos simple to make, they are a joy to eat. There are two ways of making Pandebonos, an easy way and the “out of the box” way. Regardless of which method you use I must give you fair warning: you can’t stop at one. I can’t stop at four! That said, a big batch of Pan de Bonos is your safe bet 🙂
The easy way
This recipe makes 15 Pan de Bonos
- 1.5 cups of cassava flour (yuca flour, mandioca flour or tapioca flour)
- 0.5 cups of precooked conrmeal (masarepa)
- 1.5 cups of Colombian quesito or Mexican queso fresco
- 1 cup of feta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 0.5 tbsp of baking powder
- 1 egg
- a pinch of sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1- Blend or mix together all of the ingredients except the egg
- 2- When step one looks homogeneous enough, add the egg to the mix
- 3- Once the mix looks smooth, make small balls of the mix. Think golf ball size.
- 4- Place the balls on a greases cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden on top.
- Leave to cool a bit, but you can indulge while warm.
- You can replace the cornmeal for all purpose flour
Cool mom tip: queso campesino is another cheese that will work well if you don’t find Colombian quesito. All the cheeses mentioned for this recipe are available at Sedano’s
The super easy out of the box way
My grandmom used the box too, so I don’t feel I am breaking any sacred pandebono rules 🙂
- A box of pandebono bread mix easily found in Sedano’s Supermarket
- 3.5 cups of Colombian quesito or Mexican queso fresco cheese
- 3 tbsp of butter
- 0.5 cup of Water
- Mix all the ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture
- Once the mixture looks smooth, make small balls of the mix. Think golf ball size.
- Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet and 2-Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes
Have some dulce de leche? Spread some over your Pan de Bono for a deliriously fantastic savory/sweet combination! You’re welcome 😉
Where to Find Latin Recipe Ingredients
When I am looking for ethnic latin ingredients I always head over to Sedano’s Supermarket. Without fail I find my green plantains, harina pan to make arepas, or the big banana leaves to make some Colombian tamales there. Any trip to Sedano’s must include a stop at the cafeteria for some pastelitos and Cuban coffee. They are experts!! It feels like I kick the winning goooooooool every time I walk out of Sedanos. Score!!!!
My local Sedano’s in Kendall caters so well to our Latin ingredient needs that not only can I choose to make the Pandebonos the easy way, I can take a huge shortcut and buy the ready mix for them available in Sedano’s to practically bake and eat away!
When I see or smell Pandebonos, my brain screams good times! Soon you will too 🙂 Ready to enhance your breakfast, snack time or holiday celebrations with Pan de Bonos?