Cooking time: 10 minutes per serving
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Makes: 8 servings



  1. Blend egg, oil, yogurt and butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add flour, sugar and baking powder and blend.
  3. Knead to make a smooth dough and divide into eight balls.
  4. Flatten each ball into an eight-inch disk like a thick tortilla.
  5. Freeze any extra dough to be thawed later.
  6. Cook one disk at a time in a skillet at low heat, 5 minutes on a side.
  7. The arepas should be toasted on the outside and somewhat creamy inside.

Eat as a breakfast roll or as a semi sweet donut-like pastry.

Recipe learned from a Costa Rican environmental group,
the Sarapiqui Conservation and Learning Center.


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