Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Arepas-Butter-Maple Syrup...YUM!


Butter oozing down a pile of hot corn-cakes mingled with the sweet fragrant flavor of Maple...Yum!  It's Arepas for breakfast!!!  There are so many ways to prepare Arepas.  These small corn-cakes are sold in Venezuelan restaurants called areperías and are stuffed with all manner of fillings like a sandwich. 

I will eat them stuffed with soft salty cheese or filled with black beans and rice and a few diced jalapenos but, I love them drenched in butter and covered in maple syrup....drool, all the components of a perfect comfort food breakfast!



Throw some butter in a pan mix up some PAN flour and water and breakfast is served.  Drizzle maple syrup over the cakes and get ready for a taste sensation.  The crisp out side crust, versus the creamy middle complement each other perfectly.

2-3/4 cups boiling water
2 cups PAN cornflour
4 tablespoons salted butted

maple syrup

In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal and salt, Pour in 2 1/2  cups of the boiling water and mix with a wooden spoon to form a mass. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.  Form into 2 inch disc shapes, melt butter in a non-stick skillet, cook arepas on medium high heat until both sides are golden brown.  Serve with warm maple syrup..


You might also like my recipe for Arepas con Philadelphia Queso

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8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness how delish do these look? Very!

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  2. Wow, your first line describing this really leaves me yearning for some of this delightful breakfast, but then it is tea-time (4.00pm now), perfect for tea-time snack too! Looks really delicious!

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  3. omg!! im droolin'...♥
    lol...hi rebecka...i'm sandii from http://apeepinmypot.blogspot.com/ if u remember...u commented on my sambal asparagus with prawn..i'm kind of new to the kitchen and my blog...so need tonnes of guidance from u ♥

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  4. So gorgeous! I've never had arepas, but they sound wonderful. I'd love to try them now! :)

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  5. Hi Kimme! Lip smacking goodness for sure!

    Joy, it's always time to eat Arepas!! Sometimes I make them as a midnight snack too. btw, they go very well with tea!

    Hello Sandii and welcome to my blog!!
    I'd be happy to help you with your blog. Just let me know what kind of help you need. I absolutely loved your sambal asparagus with prawn dish, YUM! You may be new to blogging but after seeing that dish I know you can really cook!

    scrambledhen, Arepas are delicious with eggs!! Soft poached with some bacon!! Hope you have the opportunity to make Arepas soon.

    Thanks everyone for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I really appreciate each and everyone of you♥

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  6. Kimme, I forgot to ask earlier how things are going in Brisbane? I'm hoping all is well with you. Sending love and hugs your way♥

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  7. Those look fabulous. Between the description and the photo my mouth is watering. I'm not familiar with PAN cornflour. Is it the same as corn meal? Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Hi City Share, thanks for stopping by today! PAN corn meal is extremely fine ground corn, almost like corn flour. You can it in most neighborhood markets. It comes in a small bright yellow and blue package...you can see a photo at my link to Arepas Con Philadelphia Queso. Regular corn meal is delicious but won't work to make Arepas. I hop you try making Arepas, they are delightfully delicious!

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