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Baked Cuñapé (Bolivian Bread)

Baked Cuñapé (Bolivian Bread - Gluten-Free)

Cuñapé is a Bolivian bread with lots of cheese and it's gluten-free. With a firm crust and a chewy crumb, you're going to love it!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Bolivian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cuñapé
Calories 78 kcal
Author Lizet Bowen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cassava / yuca starch
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter soften
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F/218C and grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. In a big bowl, add cassava starch, cheese, egg, and butter and salt. Mix with the tip of your fingers. Add 3 tablespoons of milk and mix with your hands. (it's going to look like big crumbs)

  3. Dump it all in a clean surface, and start kneading it. If it doesn't come together, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time. Knead it for 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Make a round ball with each portion and place them on a greased baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve cuñapé hot. They're not as yummy the next day. Enjoy it with some coffee. 

Mozzarella cheese gives it a soft outer crust.

Queso fresco gives it a crunchy crust, and looks like the pictures in this blog.

The amount of milk you need for cuñapé depends on the type of cheese you are using. 

If you are using queso fresco use this recipe:

2 cups cassava starch

1 cup queso fresco, crumbled

1 egg

1-1/2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons milk

Bring the first 5 ingredients together and then add 1 tablepoon of milk at the time. Continue with the rest of the instructions.