Hot Cassava Biscuits Recipe
Flavors of France
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
For about 2 dozen biscuits

- 450 g (1 lb.) sweet cassava (Yuca)
- 4 tbsp. soft butter
- 4 tbsp. shortening
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
- 1 egg
- 750 ml (3 cups) fresh grated coconut
- 500 ml (2 cups) flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
  1. with a sharp knife, peel the brown skin from the cassava; grate it; place in a double layer of cheesecloth and squeeze tightly to extract all the juice;
  2. in a bowl, cream the butter; add the shortening and sugar; beat well until light; mix in the egg, cassava and coconut; 
  3. combine the baking powder and flour; add 125 ml (1/2 cup) flour to the butter-cassava mixture and mix well; continue until the flour is all added;
  4. on a floured surface, knead the dough for 3 minutes, pressing well with the palm of your hand and folding the dough over on itself;
  5. roll out to a thickness of 5 mm (1/4");
  6. using a cookie cutter or glass 5 cm (2") in diameter, cut out the biscuits; 
  7. place on a non-stick baking sheet; bake in a preheated 200°C (400°F) oven for about 20 minutes or until firm and golden; 
  8. serve immediately.
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