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Has anyone made Brazilian Cheese Bread from cooked yucca root?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I know the word "bread" should be banished from our vocabulary, but I am curious about this. From what I can tell, it is normally made with tapioca starch, but since it is made in the blender with just eggs, milk and olive oil, I am wondering why one couldn't just throw in some boiled yucca root instead of using tapioca starch which sounds awful. Has anyone tried this?

I am thinking of this mainly as a possible pizza crust alternative for my reluctantly paleo family (or maybe "second-hand-paleo" is a better term, since I do all the cooking...they are stuck with what I make).

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on January 31, 2013
at 03:38 AM

a potato ricer works well, too, if you boil the yucca through first

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on January 31, 2013
at 01:18 AM

I use this recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_brazilian_cheese_bread/. I have made it with Romano and blue. The flavors were similar.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:41 AM

haha yes, it can be pretty hard on the food processor. Glad it worked for you!

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:02 AM

I just did it! I blended cooked yucca with two eggs, some ghee, parmesan and sea salt. It did stop my previously omnipotent Vitamix, but I got a sticky dough which I baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. The I covered it with my pizza toppings and finished baking it and I love it!

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:00 AM

THis looks great! Thank you for the recipe. I am new to yucca, so am very curious.

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:00 AM

Thank you, I will take a look at these. I did just use boiled yucca to make a kind of pizza dough, and it was the best one so far.

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on January 30, 2013
at 07:50 PM

Why does tapioca starch sound awful??

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06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

on January 30, 2013
at 07:31 PM

Yes, it is good. And no you cannot just use boiled yucca. Traditionally the recipe actually calls for fermented tapioca flour.. but just regular will do. It is worth the effort.

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on January 30, 2013
at 05:59 PM

I've never made it with cooked yucca root but I did just make this yesterday with tapioca starch and it was maybe the best thing EVER. My normally picky kids begged me to make more last night.

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C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on January 30, 2013
at 10:44 PM

I've used cooked yucca root. To use it, you must cook and then puree it with butter. It is very sticky. I made these http://nuttykitchen.com/2012/09/18/zwetschkenknoedel-nutty-kitchen-style/ and also some filled with liver pate. Both were delicious. I imagine you could use this as a pizza dough; worth a try anyway. Report back with your results if you try it!!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on January 31, 2013
at 03:38 AM

a potato ricer works well, too, if you boil the yucca through first

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:02 AM

I just did it! I blended cooked yucca with two eggs, some ghee, parmesan and sea salt. It did stop my previously omnipotent Vitamix, but I got a sticky dough which I baked at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. The I covered it with my pizza toppings and finished baking it and I love it!

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on January 31, 2013
at 12:41 AM

haha yes, it can be pretty hard on the food processor. Glad it worked for you!

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on January 30, 2013
at 09:34 PM

My recipe for this is as follows:

Starchy, Cheesy Rolls (pan de cassava/yucca)

12 to 16 rolls

  • 2 cups (+little extra) of cassava/yucca starch/flour (potato starch works, too)
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into a few slices or cubes, not cold/hard - prefer Kerrygold
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 6 oz parmesan (grated)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt (to taste)

(I've made this with ~8oz goat cheese and no parmesan -- it turned out smoother, but less "roll like".)

Add 2 cups flour/starch to bowl. Stir in baking soda and salt. Add in eggs, butter, and cheeses. Mix and kneed with hand. Keep mixing. Squish it between fingers. The mixture may be tacky, but it should not be very sticky. If it is, add a dash (tbsp or so) of more flour, and mix again. Repeat if necessary. When you can roll it into a large ball without it sticking, it's done.

Let mixture rest for a short while (~15 minutes). Preferably room temp or colder (fridge).

Preheat oven to 325-350.

(Optionally) add thin layer of butter to baking sheet. You probably won't need it.

Break apart dough and roll into balls. Should make 12 to 16. Place on baking sheet.

Baking 15-20 minutes. Remove when rolls should be begin to break open and brown. Let cool on sheet or on rack.

Enjoy.

Bonus points: stuff 16 rolls with 1oz each of loose sausage before cooking.


I've made the above for guests. Too much cheese hurts me, sadly. The sausage stuffed version was a big hit.

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:00 AM

THis looks great! Thank you for the recipe. I am new to yucca, so am very curious.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on January 30, 2013
at 09:25 PM

Using the tapioca starch makes the bread puffy and hollow. Boiled yucca would make them dense and wet.

When I make Moroccan meatballs (http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/03/05/mmmmm-moroccan-meatballs/), my youngest wants Brazilian cheese bread to stuff a meatball into. They are delish! (I make them with plain old tapioca starch and Romano cheese.)

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on January 31, 2013
at 12:00 AM

Thank you, I will take a look at these. I did just use boiled yucca to make a kind of pizza dough, and it was the best one so far.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11048)

on January 31, 2013
at 01:18 AM

I use this recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_brazilian_cheese_bread/. I have made it with Romano and blue. The flavors were similar.

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