The Only Way to Make Bread: Let’s Make Arepas!

Inspired by the characters in The Only Way to Make Bread, let’s make arepas!

1 cup arepa harina (white corn flour)
1 cup feta cheese, shredded or crumbled
1 cup water, just off the boil

In a bowl, mix the arepa harina and feta cheese. Mix in the water in small amounts, until the dough has the texture of playdough; it shouldn’t stick to your hands.

Take a piece of dough about the size of a donut hole and roll it so there are very few cracks. Then, flatten it so it is roughly the shape of a half-thick hockey puck. Remember: It doesn’t have to be perfect to be delicious!

Cook the arepas in a frying pan or on a griddle over medium heat for 2–3 minutes on each side, until the arepas are light to medium brown.

When the arepas are done, you can put a little pat of butter on them, or eat them plain if you prefer. You can also serve them with Colombian cheesy hot chocolate, or top them with a fried egg, avocado, tomato and a pinch of salt and pepper if you like savory better.

Either way, share with a friend for the best flavor!

Download the arepas recipe card here!

The Only Way to Make Bread
By Cristina Quintero
Illustrated by Sarah Gonzales
40 Pages | Ages 3-7 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780735271760 | Tundra Books
A delicious exploration of all kinds of breads, from sourdough to bannock to bao, that will tickle your taste buds and warm your heart.
What’s the only way to make bread?
You might use white flour in your bread, or whole wheat flour or corn flour.
You might use water or milk, maybe an egg or two.
You’ll use a handful of this, a dash of that, a bit of this and a splash of that.
Some dough will rise, some dough will bubble. Sometimes it will be sticky, sometimes it will be shaggy.  
What’s the only way to make bread?
Your way!
This tasty celebration of all kinds of bread will tempt bread lovers big and small. No matter what kind of bread YOU like to make, this book is for you!