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Published Friday, June 11, 2021

By Melissa Pette

Cassava bread is one of the favorites in homemade bread in Costa Rica. It is also known as Yuca. There is more than one recipe for cassava bread, one of the most popular in coffee shops is coconut cassava bread.

Today, our new friend Rosemary Macleod, who lives in the city of Inverness, in Scotland's northeast coast, invites us to enjoy a tea with her version of cheese-caramel cassava bread. "If you're looking for ways to turn a bad mood around, this so-good cassava bread will improve your mood in less than ten minutes," she said.

Rosemary along with her husband, Paul have visited Costa Rica twice. She "is counting the days until the pandemic ends to come back in Christmas break," she added.

Come back soon Rosemary!

Now let's go to the kitchen!

Yummy homemade cassava bread

By Rosemary Macleod
From Inverness, Scotland.

Large bread of 10 to 12 servings, the ingredients you will need are:

1 kilogram of cassava flour

500 grams of grated white cheese

3 eggs

43 grams of butter

500 grams of sugar

1 liter of milk

Liquid caramel

Regarding cassava flour, some of you may remember the cassava flour from the Just About Foods brand. But in Costa Rica, the best option is to make the flour yourself.

First, peel the cassava, remove the midleroot and grate the white cassava using the thickest part of the grater. Easy

Then, beat the eggs for a couple of minutes and add the grated cassava.
Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cassava mixture. Mix well until the ingredients are combined.

In a blender, add the milk and sugar. Use the lowest speed to dissolve the sugar. Add that sugar milk to the cassava mixture and stir again.

Add half of the grated cheese to the cassava dough, stirring gently until the cheese is perfectly distributed.

You can use any white cheese of your choice, but keep in mind that it shouldn't be too moist or salty.

In the baking plate, first, add a layer of liquid caramel. Nestle or Smucker's branded work. You can find it at Walmart or Automercado.

With the help of a cooking brush or a spatula or a flat wooden spoon, spread the caramel all over the baking plate.

Then, pour the cassava dough and spread it throughout the mold.

Add a little bit of caramel over the dough. Then sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.

Before baking, preheat the oven for 5 minutes. When the oven is ready, bake the bread for 30 minutes at 350F (or 180C).

Rosemary advises enjoying this delicious cassava bread with a cup of hot tea.

Please remember that you are invited to share your recipes with a horizontal photo of the dish by emailing More delightful recipes can be found on the AM Costa Rica Food page.

Pura Vida !


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