Saturday, August 23, 2008

Arepas

I first came to know about Arepas from FoodNetwork.Arepas is a LatinAmerican tortilla-like dish served with fried plaintains and refried beans.Second time I came upon Arepas is when I signed up for Taste&Create.Myamii has given an easy recipe using Arepaflour(Click here for the recipe),but some research and I found that it can be made with yellow cornmeal.So I gave it a try and heres it.

Ingredients:
Yellow Cornmeal:1 cup
salt:as per taste
Hot water:as needed to the dough

Preparation:
In a bowl,mix salt and yellow cornmeal.Now add hot water to this this little by little and form a dough.To be honest,I added more water and got a crumbly dough.So I let the dough rest for 15 to 20 minutes so that it becomes a bit firm.This can be skipped if your dough is firmer.

Make small balls out of dough.Use your hands to flatten it a bit and cook the flatbread on a skillet or a tawa on both sides.


Now Myamii gives details on how to flatten it using a tortilla press,plastic wrap and hand.I found using the hand is better especially if your dough is crumbly.But it is easier with hands.I find that the entire process is similar to making of akki roti(Karnataka roti) except that we are using rice flour for akki roti and arepaflour/yellow cornmeal for arepas. But It was tastier than expected.

Serve with refried beans.



This is another entry to Taste &Create.






This easy to make Columbian flat bread also goes to Weekend Breakfast Blogging:Combi breakfasts started by Saffron Trail and currently hosted by Latha of MasalaMagic





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