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Bolivian Tea Cakes

This is the yuca root...

You peel them and boil like potatoes

This is the tapioca starch - kind of like corn starch but derived from the yuca root above!

this is what the cunape dough looks like:

Here is a piece of cooked yuca when it's done - see the edges cracking?

You drain them, pull the inner fibers out with your fingers, and then mash:

The cunapes all lined up ready to puff up in the oven:

This is what they look like when they're done - delicious!

And here are the mashed yuca cakes in banana leaf - I wish you could smell them - divine!