Saturday, July 4, 2020
A plastic mold to make Arepas
I am Venezuelan and love AREPAS!
The arepa is made from pre-cooked cornmeal. The most popular brand of cornmeal used to make arepas is P.A.N. You can find "Harina PAN" practically anywhere,
The video is self-explanatory:
Making the shape of the arepa is tricky, and the shape changes from person to person, and it is also different from the regions.
I like the arepa thin, not too big and flat in the top and the bottom so they cook and brown event in the flat pan or grill,
After several tests, I decided that my ideal arepa should be 100mm diameter and 10 mm thick
To make the arepas fast and all the time the same, I designed in Fusion 360 a plastic mold to shape the arepas and a dosing device to take the exact amount of dove needed.
I printed the devices with my PRUSA MK3s and tested it in my kitchen.
The result is amazing!