Back in Ecuador // Pan de Yuca with Guava-Chile Butter

Back in Ecuador // Pan de Yuca with Guava-Chile Butter

I’m back in Ecuador this week for a quick business trip, so I thought now would be an appropriate time to start sharing some Ecuadorian recipes. I wrote about the things we did on our trip in detail (see: Quito , The Amazon , Banos , Cotopaxi ), but I haven’t shared any Ecuador-inspired recipes yet. To be honest, I haven’t had any meals in Ecuador that have really blown my mind, but they do have some solid recipes that are worth sharing. One of my favorites is locro, a creamy potato soup, often served with large chunks of boiled potato and an entire avocado sitting on top. I also  love the traditional drink canelazo, a mixture of sour orange juice, cinnamon, and aguardiente, served piping hot to warm you up on cold mountain nights. And the fresh juices made from every fruit imaginable are an amazing addition to the breakfast table.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. yuca flour (yuca starch)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 lb. queso fresco, finely grated
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 TBS whole milk
  • 1 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • Guava-Chile Butter (recipe below)
Read the whole recipe on Katie at the Kitchen Door