Aaaaarrrrrreeeeappppaaaass!!! Gluten Free Arepas to be exact. And yes, they are worth all the hard work and labor. Atleast to me they are. They are the closest you can get to the real thing considering they are gluten free, egg free, and dairy free. I love that the dough is versatile as well. You can make it sweet and delicious just as easy as you can do spicy and savory.
Goodness gracious guys. It has been a Kuh-Razy past several weeks. I’m hoping you love me enough to notice my absence ;P . Prior to our Fall Break my phone conked out on me and then I get home to a destroyed hard drive on my computer!! Kill me now!! I have spent more hours on the phone with tech support in the past week then I have with my own children. Not cool. But seriously, thank you. Now if I can just solve the problem without having to fork out thousands!! This girl right here –>no tech savvy.
And if you’re interested, the Lord Huron was amazing. We were all stoked that it took place at the intimate 40 Watt Club. We basically had front row seats to a bar and a concert. Win, win right there.
We post-poned the second part of our vacation to Florida. The camping venture will have to wait. Once all of this rain has cleared out we might get a chance before it’s too cold. Until I get a full on goose-down body suit, cold and camping won’t mix with me. Thank the lord Patagonia makes one. Well, they used to. Time to go thrifting. Dammit.
On the other hand we did get to stay in town for the Ga-TN game. Whoopdy-Do. Funny story, we didn’t even watch the game. Total fail on top of the fact that it rained the entire weekend. Poor South Carolina. I don’t have room to complain.
- Boil a large pot of water (leaving room for yucca and boiling).
- Prepare yucca by cutting off the ends and then cutting it into thirds. This makes it easier when peeling. The 'ole potato peeler won't work. Break out a knife.
- After the yucca is thoroughly peeled cut it in to large chunks. Place the chunks in the boiling water. Cook until fork tender (roughly 10-15 minutes). In the mean time prepare your other ingredients.
- Use a 12-c food processor for the job (and your dough attachment if you have one). Add all of the ingredients except the yucca (of course).
- When the yucca is ready, strain off the water and add it to the food processor.
- Mix until the dough forms.
- Time for a taste test.
- Begin to heat up your griddle or medium size frying pan (with a little bit of coconut oil) over medium-low heat.
- Divide the dough until you have 9-12 arepas (depending on your size). Flatten out until your desired thickness.
- These guys do take a bit to cook. You want them to brown slowly and cook through. If you have a griddle you can cook them all at once. About 10 minutes on each side. If you are using a frying pan, I would recommend turning the temp up to medium and browning each side and then place them in the oven. 350F for about 10-15 minutes.
- Enjoy topped with meat and veggies. Maybe add some onion powder and chipotle spices to your mix.
- Enjoy with coconut sugar roasted apples and maple syrup with an extra dose of cinnamon and sugar in the dough.
Let me know what you guys are doing to mix up the flavor!!! On top of all this tech failure I’ve also lost my food processor in this process. The yucca killed it. I’m excited to see how my new Breville 12cup handles it!!!