Arepas

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Préparation: 20 minutes
personnes: 7 arepas
difficulté: low

Cooking process

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Are you tired of always accompany your meal with the traditional bread? Want to finally bring a modern twist to your table, enhancing the flavor of what you eat with something special? Ninete simpler! After analyzing the main alternatives to bread, such as sandwiches, ciambatte, pan top box, open a few books of ethnic cuisine and discover magical flavors!

You have heard of the famous corn muffins, but your cookbook does not report the recipe you need to you. Fear not. Cut out 5 minutes of your time and discover with me how to make Arepas! With my recipe with detailed explanations with photos step by step of the process you can not really go wrong!

If you want to learn how to make Arepas, and you are not very practical for ethnic recipes you will only have to follow my instructions. You'll see that getting a good result is really simple and in a short time you will have scented muffins for the table.

The arepas Muffins are the source of Venezuela made with corn flour, which can be served on their own, to complement your meal, or stuffed with various meats. It's about a recipe very simple in preparation, which does not require long time to rise, so if you are looking for a tasty appetizer and you want to "cross over" to look for some flavor a bit 'different than usual, I recommend you try these delicious muffins.
Flour for Arepas is to pre-cooked white corn. Some of flour brands are labeled "for Arepas" directly on the packaging.

Read also Arepas saffron

How to make arepas

Ingredients (for 7 arepas)

200 grams of corn flour (White)
250 ml of water
5 g salt
10 grams of olive oil (Extra virgin)

To Brush:

q.s. of olive oil (Extra virgin)


Preparation

    To prepare the arepas It must be put in a bowl the cornmeal and add salt, oil and water.
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    Mix the ingredients until fully absorbed the flour and form a compact dough.
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    Let rest the dough 25-30 minutes, then take it back and divide it into seven portions, to be "compacted" to form into balls.
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    At this point crush the balls with hands assottigliandole and giving a thickness of about 1,5-2cm.
    To maintain the circular shape can crush the balls inside a circular cut pasta with a diameter 7-8cm.
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    When all the muffins are ready brush with oil a griddle, heat it well and cook arepas on both sides until they turn brown.
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    Arrange the arepas in a greased baking pan and bake at 170 degrees for 20 minutes.
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    Your arepas are ready, good tasting!
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