Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pan de bono (Cheesy Corn rolls)

This is a mexican recipe which is easy to find elsewhere on the internet and is always GF but usually contains cows cheese (e.g. see mycolumbianrecipes or gfonashoestring).  They are a bit like cheesy scones.

Because of the soya cheese (which is harder and drier than normal cheese) I altered the traditional recipe by adding marg and baking powder.  The orange rolls in pic above contain Tesco soya medium cheese and the yellow ones Manchego sheep cheese. One batch will make 5 rolls in a normal sized food processor.

1/3 cup masa harina (mexican tortilla flour)
2/3 cup tapioca or cassava starch
1 tsp GF baking soda
1/2 block of soya cheese (approx 150g/6oz)
2 eggs
2 tbsp vegan margarine

corn flour for dusting

Blend the cheese, add the flours and a little salt and blend again until fine.  Add the eggs and marg and blend for 2 mins.  The dough should start to ball up but keep blending and then it will become a smooth paste (see youtube video). Roll into balls, dusting with corn flour and place on a tray.

Bake for 20 mins in a hot oven until golden, turning once. Serve warm with a little melted margarine.