10/15/2008

Arepas The Venezuelan Bread.

Arepas: The Venezuelan Bread.


It does not matter what you fill the arepas with, they will always taste delicious, the arepa is the Venezuelan corn bread and we eat arepas as breakfast, lunch or dinner. In my case I made arepas with fried fish and salad (made of carrot, apple, onion, dried oregano, red wine vinegar, salt and corn oil), this is a very traditional dish in the state where I live and in Margarita Island.



I made these for the World Food Day.


http://kopiaste.org/2008/09/world-food-day-event-announcement




Diamon shape


Making the "faces" to the arepas

Face already done

uff ... so hot in here


The happy arepa, can you see the smile?




Big portion



small portion.
I used this Corn flour (The Venezuelan corn meal or corn flour)



Ingredients.



2 cups yellow corn meal. (I used PAN )
2 ½ cups warm water
2 tablespoons oil.
1 teaspoon salt.
½ cup white cheese.(grated)
Directions.
1- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead about 5 minutes or until you have a smooth dough.
2- Form balls with the dough and try to give them a diamond shape then gently press the dough down to form into patty..
3- In a hot frying pan, with a teaspoon of oil in it, place the arepas and cook until they are golden brown, this is called to make the face of the arepa, turn down to form the face on the other side, after you have the faces of the arepas cover and let cook at medium heat, you know they are ready when you tap them and they make a hollow sound. Cut the arepas and spread butter the filling may be cheese, jam or anything you like, your imagination is the limit.
In my country we have various fillings for the arepas and they have their distinctive name like the famous “Reina Pepeada” wich consist of and arepa filled with chickens, avocado and a special sauce; or “Perico” (scrambled eggs with fried tomato, onion sweet chili, cumin,salt and garlic) or avocado and black beans…

12 comments:

Ivy said...

This bread is a delicious contribution to our World Food Day event Faery. Thank you so much for wanting to contribute. See the lineup tomorrow at http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com

Bellini Valli said...

Today is World Food Day Faery. Thank you so much for your contribution and for spreading tghe word about this global issue. It is much appreciated!!!! Now let's DANCE!!!!!!!!

viji said...

Hi faery ur cake look yummy.i like to pass u butterfly award check
http://vijisvegcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/butterfy-award.html

Cooking and the City said...

Faery this looks delicious! great entry for world food day :-)

Donna said...

All of the food on the plate looks Wonderful sweetie!! Happy weekend!!hughugs

Rosie said...

Faery your bread looks so delicious! A great entry for WFD and such a great cause!

Rosie x

Audax Artifex said...

I have tried to make this recipe but cannot get the cornmeal to form a dough it stays crumby and breaks apart. Is cornmeal the same as polenta? This is what I have been using.

Jude said...

I love arepas but never seen a recipe for it. Thanks so much for this!

Audax Artifex said...

Faery Thanks I will use corn flour instead of cornmeal to make another batch. Thanks for the comments on my blog.

Faery said...
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Antonio Tahhan said...

uy, arepas con carne mechada o queso blanco!! no hay mejor desayuno :)
ahora me provocó comer arepas!

The Phosgene Kid said...

What type of cheese did you use in the mix? Was it a Fresco?