My advice for this recipe is to be patient. It took quite a while to cook, but being patient paid off and we didn't burn it! Also, it calls for "2 boxes" of raisins. We added over 1 cup, and in hindsight, I wish we had added more. (Or if you like chocolate, I bet it would be delicious if you dumped a bunch of chocolate chips in right when you are about to put it in the oven!) And even though the recipe says one stick of butter, you really just need enough to coat the pans and could probably use a non-stick oil spray.
The recipe was a big hit and the kids gobbled it up and asked for more!
We're going to enjoy sharing with Heriberto that we tried arepa! If you have older kids and would like to get more involved, here are some ideas:
* Dominican flag and country coloring page
* Individualized coloring page
* Learn an Dominican game: El Pañuelo
* Rice Pudding
* Pisang Goreng
* Baiao De Dois