The Yellow Sweet Corn Version of a Pancake
What are Cachapas?
Cachapas are an important part of Venezuela's culinary history. The dish originated during pre-Columbian times, when the indigenous population would grind corn with stone pestles and then cook it on clay budares or flat griddles.
The Cachapa is a thick, yellow sweet corn version of a pancake. They are usually made by grinding the maize kernels and mixing them with water and milk, and are then cooked on a flat griddle. At Amaize, we use a mix of freshly ground maize kernels and Yellow P.A.N. Corn Meal. The fresh kernels give a true, authentic taste and texture to the Cachapas, while the P.A.N. Corn Meal provides the right consistency. Cachapas are slightly sweet and are usually served with queso de mano (handmade cheese) and topped with Nata. They can also be served with different meat fillings.
Official Cachapas' Recipe From P.A.N. Corn Meal
How to make Cachapas - Video Recipe