Colombian Pandebono


● 2 cups of masarepa (pre-cooked corn flour)
● 2 cups of warm water
● 1/2 cup of grated queso fresco or mozzarella cheese
● 1/4 cup of butter, melted
● 2 tablespoons of sugar
● 1 teaspoon of salt
● 1/4 cup of cornstarch (for dusting)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the masarepa, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Slowly pour in the warm water, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  3. Once the dough is well mixed, add the melted butter and grated cheese. Mix until well
  4. Dust a clean work surface with cornstarch.
  5. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  6. Form the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball.
  7. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  9. Bake the pandebonos for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown and sound hollow
    when tapped.
  10. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature. These are best served with a cup of hot coffee or
    hot chocolate.

Enjoy your delicious Colombian Pandebono!

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