Week 27: Arepas (Colombia/Venezuela)
Arepas are naturally gluten-free, and delicious bread is typically eaten for a snack or lunch.
They have been claimed to either be invented in areas of Colombia or Venezuela.
If you want, you can fill them with cheese or make a sandwich out of the bread. To fill them with cheese, when you are rolling the dough into balls, flatten one into a disk. Then add a pinch of cheese, and fold the edges of the dough to cover the filling.
To make a sandwich, I love adding cheese, guacamole, beans, or sweet potatoes. You can add meat as well!
2 cups masa harina
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water, preferably warm
Oil, to fry
In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, and water together. Let this sit for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 balls. Flatten each into a disk that's 1-inch thick.
Prepare a pan over medium heat filled with 1/4-inch oil. Fry your arepas on each side for 2 minutes until golden brown. Finish with desired toppings!
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳