Sweet Corn Arepas

Latin Recipe





Arepa Dulce is a typical dish of the Dominican Republic. It is a corn flour based cake that is traditionally prepared in an iron cauldron on top of burning charcoal. A metal lid is placed on top of the cauldron and then more charcoal is placed on top of the lid. This led to the expression "Como la arepa: fuego por arriba y fuego por abajo", meaning to be in a difficult situation or in a crossfire.

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  1. Preheat oven to 180° C. Grease a 22-centimeter round baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix the masarepa, milk, coconut milk, salt, raisins, cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Heat the mixture over medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. When the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low. Continue stirring and remove the pot from the heat when the mixture reaches a yogurt-like consistency.
  5. Remember to remove the cinnamon sticks.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Place in the oven until the arepa is golden brown on top, about 40 minutes (insert a knife in the center to see if it is ready). Let the arepa cool before removing it from the mold and serve.

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