Venezuelan Arepas

posted by Kayce 06-24-100 7:40 PM

Arepas (Venezuela)
10 servings

2 cups corn flour for arepas
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup grated white cheese
2 cups cool water (or more if needed)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and white cheese. Stir in enough water to make a firm, slightly moist dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 10 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Flatten the ball slightly.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Oil a griddle very lightly and warm it over medium heat. Cook the arepas on the griddle for about 5 minutes on each side, until a golden brown crust forms. Transfer the arepas to a baking sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes, turning them several times as they bake. Serve immediately.

Serve with black beans.

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