Enyucado

Colombian Cassava Confection

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

I first encountered this little cake in a bar in Cartagena on the Colombian national day. I noticed a plate of little nondescript squares sitting on the bar. The man I asked about them muttered something that seemed to have no consonants. Eventually, I got him to write down enyucado, which literally means en-yuca-ed. And there’s no denying that. Or that enyucados are not only delicious bar snacks but also a fine dessert. The coconut is typical of this former slave-worked coast. The u