Yucca Buns

"By: Ingrid Hoffman, Simply Delicioso!"
photo by Mykila photo by Mykila
photo by Mykila
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  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup tapioca flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups oaxaca cheese or 2 cups other fresh white cheese, such as mozzarella, finely grated
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 -3 tablespoons heavy cream, if necessary


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine the tapioca flour and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the cheese and egg yolks.
  • Mix until the dough forms a ball.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out.
  • Knead the dough with your hands until the dough is smooth, even-textured, and not sticky.
  • If the dough doesn't come together or seems too stiff, then add cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it comes together and feels supple.
  • Divide the dough into 10 even pieces and with your hands, roll each into a ball.
  • Shape the balls into ovals and place them 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until the rolls are pale gold (not browned), about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes and serve while still warm.

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  1. Mykila
    I used extra sharp white cheese. Next time I would put them in a form. They are delicious!!
  2. Food Goddess
    Thank You for this marvelous gluten free recipe! I can now enjoy hamburgers on a bun and am looking forward to sandwiches once again! Oh how I have missed sandwiches! I make this with Queso Cheese and have made them in various sizes, so far so good. I am thinking about trying to make a "loaf" of this recipe, just to see how it turns out!
  3. Sharski
    YAY!!!!! A recipe I can finally use as a hot dog bun since I'm gluten-free! These are really good. Next time, I'm going to try using a Mexican cheese blend for the cheese and make the buns longer to use as hot dog buns. They have a wonderful cheesy flavor. I had to use milk because I didn't have cream, but they still turned out great.
  4. 1022853
    Wonderful! I just watched the episode and then whipped them up! On the episode, she used no heavy cream (or not that I remember - I was heading to the kitchen). I used mozzarella cheese, as that is all I had. Beautiful and gluten-free.


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