Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I must thank you all for the kind comments on yesterdays post. I appreciate them and your kindness always brightens my mornings.
If you cast your mind back a while you might remember that I acquired a tortilla press - I had been looking for one for while - I could have bought a new one but I wanted one that had been broken in - so I finally found one and that brings us to last night. We usually have tacos or enchiladas or some sort of Latino dish that requires tortillas at east once or twice a week. So last night was tostada night - I had the masa (corn flour not corn meal) and was going to make me some tortillas. There is a knack to it and that will come in time. Some of mine are a bit wonky, but they are so much better than the store bought that I can't believe it.
They are super easy on ingredients - there are 3...... 2 Cups - masa (corn flour), 1 1/4 Cups - Warm Water and 1 Teas.- salt. There you go. Mix these three things together, let it sit for about 5 minutes.....
It looks and feels very much like Play Dough. It can be on the dry side so you can add a Tablespoon of water.
This recipe is supposed to make 12 to 16 tortillas. I got 10.
Take the balls of dough and place between two pieces of plastic wrap, put into the press and just mash out a tortilla. Those with a lot of skill can do this by hand and have them all nice a round. I am not that clever, but maybe some day.
In a dry cast iron skillet - heat the pan to medium high and cook the tortillas for a few minutes on each side. They will be a bit thicker than store bought, but so much nicer.
For tostadas I needed to fry the cooked tortillas. No matter what we are having I usually cut my tortillas up and make chips and take those chips and make a big plate of Nachos - Muy Deliciosa!!!
I had a couple emails requesting my exact conversion for "Blessings be Thine" - and here's it it...
I am using BoF - 36ct Meadowlark -
- and my floss conversion is -
WDW Havana to Belle Soie Chocolate
GA Cranberry to Belle Soie Red Fox
GA Dried Thyme to Belle Soie Collard Greens
GA Oatmeal to Belle Soie Oatmeal Scone
There is a little listing of my Sale Stash - my first time trying to use PayPal so I do hope it will work. I f you see anything you might like or have any questions please feel free to ask.
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop by again!!