Yucca Buns

READY IN: 25mins


  • 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.