These were yummy! I just wanted to add a little tidbit of information for everyone's edification. This is a Colombian arepa, which are sweet and taste pretty much like this. In Venezuela this would be something like a "cachapa." Venezuelans have arepas too, but they are not sweet and are made from precooked white cornmeal. These are by no means "Mexican" food as one commenter said. If you like "tex-mex" It's no wonder you didn't like them. Different continent. ;)
These were different than the last arepas I made. Very sweet! I had a hard time with the milk mixture the first time. I didn't let the milk sit and cool off long enough, so the cold buttermilk curdled as soon as I put it in. :( Luckily I felt like starting over at that point, so I did, this time slowly adding a spoonful of hot milk into the buttermilk at a time to temper it, while stirring the milk and adding bits of butter to cool it. Once the milk wasn't steaming anymore, I slowly poured the warmed buttermilk (plus milk) into the hot milk/butter. This worked MUCH better, and I was able to continue to cook. Thank you for sharing. Made for ZWT5, for the Groovy GastroGnomes.
DS & I really liked these. DH & DD couldn't eat them because of the cheese. DS loved the mix of sweet & savory. On the other hand, since I eat my cornbread with syrup I wanted to add syrup after I put each bite in my mouth. Then I'd bite into the mozzarella cheese & realize that I wouldn't like syrup with my cheese! :) This was a whole new recipe for us & we're really glad we tried it. I think next time I'll play around, making some without cheese for DH & DD and maybe even trying to add some chopped green chilies or red pepper flakes for a little kick. Thanks for sharing, Bren! Made for ZWT5 - Ali Baba's Babes.
They were ok. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I thought they were extremely greasy and kind of bland. But I prefer TexMex to true Mexican food.
Very good. I love the combination of sweet and savory, soft and crunchy. I had a little trouble flipping these, next time I think I'll make them a bit smaller. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT7- Emerald City Shakers
I must say I have never had an arepa before and I'm so glad I tried your recipe. It was so delicious!!! I will be making these again. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! Made for ZWT4
these were fantastic. Easy as pie to make (easier lol) and delicious. a terrific luncheon
I've never had these before but I love them. Just wonderful and yummy. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.
I have loved arepas since first trying them at local street fairs here in NYC. They are sweet and salty, crispy and gooey - all in one tidy perfect package. With the ZWT visit to S/CA I decided to try making a lighter version to prepare at home which require a few substitutions including skim milk, light butter and soy cheese. Also, I "fried" mine in cooking spray which took a little more effort but the results were worth it. (To do that start with the heat high to get a crust then reduce to cook through.) The dough is so delicious, I could have (and did) eat it raw from the spoon. I think the ground corn adds so much to these. Thanks Nick's Mom.
this is the first time ive ever cooked an arepa and your recipie is delicious! i will definately be making them again!