My Colombian Bread Secret
by Lourdes Diaz
Live in Elizabeth, Union City, N.J. or in Queens, N.Y. Or take a road trip, because these are the best places (that I can vouch for) to get Colombian bread within the U.S.
Once you’re there, look around for a panederia AKA bakery, and rejoice in carb and sugar heaven. Some of the bread has little surprises of arequipe (dulce de leche), or guava paste. The most important ingredient is CHEESE. Yes. Cheese. Pandebono, buenelos, almojabanas and the like have some type of cheese baked in them. Pure deliciousness.
Or you can just find a Colombian grandmother, be her friend, and she would gladly bake for you and feed you until you feel like a busted can of Pillsbury biscuits.