Arepas help needed
I found the P.A.N. arepa cornmeal and decided to try making them.
The first batch were hockey pucks. The second batch was even worse.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong: Overkneading? Trying to make them too thick? I'm pretty sure the problem is in my technique (i.e., I don't have one), and I couldn't find any old threads that address the issue.
Please help. Thanks.
I've only made them once or twice, but they came out nice. No kneading involved. So here's the recipe I used:
2 1/2 c milk
1/2 stick butter
1 3/4 c arepa masa
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 lb gratd mozzarella
2 Tbsp veg oil
Bring milk to simmer, remove from heat and stir in butter.
Combine arepa masa, salt, sugar and cheese in bowl. Add to hot milk and stir 2 minutes until you have a soft dough.
Form into 12 thin patties.
Cook in cast iron pan with very little oil.
Takes me about 45 minutes from start to finish.