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Recipe of the true missionary chipa

Chipa is a typical food of Misiones, with a great influence of Paraguayan food, and a companion from breakfast to dinner.


  Misiones  is located one point vital, the  triple border , bordering  Brazil and Paraguay. This means that the cultural conformation of the region is much more complex and has influences not only  national , but also foreign. And, if we're going to talk about meals, the chipa must be the protagonist.

 Chipa  is a small bread  from cassava flour and cheese  . It is a food typical of the region, therefore it is very popular among missionaries and Paraguayans, especially cassava which is an ingredient very recognized by Guaraní.

It is a food that can accompany all the tables, from breakfast to dinner, or a simple  matteada . Whichever country you are, you can make your chipa with this recipe:


  • Cassava starch: 1 kg
  • Butter: 250 g
  • Salt: 1 tablespoon
  • Corn starch: 1 tablespoon
  • Red peel cheese diced: 1 cup
  • Coarse grated Sardinian cheese: 1 cup
  • Milk as to form the dough


  1. Place the starch with salt and butter cut into pieces in a bowl and mix.
  2. Add the cheese cups and eggs, which should be beaten.
  3. You can add ricotta or milk cream if it is to your liking.
  4. Continue the mixture and add the milk until a mass is formed that does not stick on your hands.
  5. Form small pellets that we take out of the dough and put them on a butted plate. Our chipa so far has taken shape.
  6. Put the chipa in a preheated oven at 250° and leave to bake for about 20 minutes.

The recipe provides the main ingredients, but you can do your own tests in search of the perfect chipa. Some, instead of lard, use margarine or pork fat. Others, instead of ricotta, use milk cream. What ends up being unalterable is the perfect combination that cassava starch makes with  cheese .

The preparation of the chipa does not respond to a season or season, it is done all year round. Although during Holy Week its preparation usually becomes a  family activity  in missionary homes.

Publication Date: 30/10/2019

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By: mercedes 17 December, 2019

no dice cuantos huevos se necesitan!!!

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