Arepas are soft little corncakes and a staple food in Colombia. They are incredibly comforting, easy to make and of course, egg free.
For approx 20 arepas you will need:
- 225g Cornflour
- A tablespoon of butter
- 250ml milk
- 2 generous hand fulls of cheddar cheese
- A teaspoon of salt
- Butter for frying
Shove the cornflour, cheese and salt in a bowl.
Heat the milk until warm and the butter until melted, then pour them into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Squash it all together with your hands until you've made a dough.
Now shape your arepas! You can either do this with your hands or roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter. For these ones I did a mixture of free-form and stars for Chiquita.
Heat a teaspoon of butter in a pan. Cook the arepas for 3 minutes, then flip and do for another 3 minutes.
Serve warm with a dipping sauce such as this mango salsa (3 big tomatoes, 1 onion, 3/4 of a mango and some lime juice chopped and mixed together).