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Arepas - Costa Rican Crepes

Cooking Time: 15 min Yield: 12 servings Level: Intermediate


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 teaspoons butter or vegetable oil
Sugar to taste
Honey or syrup to taste


Batter: Beat flour, milk, vanilla, egg and sugar in a bowl or electric mixer at medium speed until mixture is smooth.

Crepes: Drop spoonfuls of the batter on a lightly oiled or buttered skillet or crepe pan. Spread the batter from the center in a circular fashion to acquire the desired thickness, using the underside of the spoon. Cook until the bottom side of the crepes is golden brown. Turn them over to lightly brown the other side. Remove crepes from skillet or pan, stacking them on a plate. Serve with honey or syrup on top.