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All Time Favorite: Colombian Pandebono


Colombian Pandebono
Colombian pandebono is a delicious cheese bread originating from the Andean region. Credit: pxfuel/Public domain

Pandebono, the delicious roll that has conquered the world in global rankings, can never be missing from the Colombian Christmas table.

Colombian pandebono is a delicious cheese bread originating from the Andean region. This popular bread is made with cassava starch, corn starch, fresh cheese, eggs and salt.

Its texture is spongy on the inside and crispy on the outside. It is often served as a side dish for breakfast or as a snack. Its unique flavor and traditional preparation have turned pandebono into an icon of Colombian gastronomy.

Colombian Pandebono is the second best bread in the world

The Taste Atlas platform, dedicated to exploring global culinary riches, revealed its selection of the “50 best breads” worldwide in 2023.

The Colombian pandebono has conquered second place in the world ranking, only being behind the Malaysian Roti Canai, a fried flatbread that took first place with a rating of 4.9, just a few tenths above the Pandebono.

Other Colombian breads that stood out in the ranking were cassava bread in position 5, cheese bread in position 18 and the popular almojábana in number 46.

Colombia is undoubtedly a world power in baking.

So that this Christmas your table does lack the second best bread in the world, and one of the favorites of all Colombians from Colombian one, we leave you a recipe for you to prepare at home.


⅔ cup cassava starch or cassava flour
¼ cup pre-cooked corn flour or Masarepa
1 cup fresh Mexican cheese or Colombian cheese
1¼ cups Costeño cheese or Feta cheese
1 large egg


– Preheat oven to 400°F.
– Place the cassava flour, cheese and masarepa in a food processor. Process until everything is well mixed. Add the egg slowly while the food processor is running.
– Divide the mixture into 12 portions and form into balls.
-Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve them hot.

In addition to being a must-have on the Christmas table, Pandebono can accompany Colombian breakfast, and any other meal on any occasion.

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