This Delicious pastry is made with 3 simple ingredients and is really easy to make. I modified the final presentation a little, it would usually be finished on a grill, but I cooked it an oven. Usually in Bolivia, we enjoy Sonzo in the afternoon  with a cup of black coffee. I love having it Sonzo the cold days in Maine as a side dish.


Serves 6


3 Large Yuca roots ( Yuca is a long root that has hard skin and cooks like a potato)

1 1/2 Cup of grated Monterrey Jack cheese, (in Bolivia we use Menonita, San Javier or Queso Fresco)

2  tbsp of unsalted butter and little bit more to butter the baking dish.

Cooking Instruction

Butter a 9″ round pie dish or a 8×8″ square dish

Peel the yuca roots. Cut the roots in 3 pieces and cut each piece in half. Put them in a pot and boil for about 20 min.

Once the yuca roots are cooked, take the middle parts out of the yuca and mash them as if they were potatos.

Add the butter and keep mixing. Add half of the cheese to form a a nice soft dough. Heat the oven to 350 F

Put half of the dough in the baking dish and sprinkle half of the cheese on. Pour the other half of the cheese on and sprinkle the rest on the dish. Bake for 30 min and broil for 5 min or until the cheese is golden at the top. Serve warm.

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