Beenya’ ttu etta.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I made my first tortilla.  My wife and sister-in-law were making tortillas, Macuil-style:  giant medium-pizza sized things made with blue corn.  They beat out the dough on a metate and cooked them on an open fire.  They let Benjamin and my nephew make a few little ones, so I thought I would try my hand at them, too.  I wasn’t given enough dough for a full sized one, so it was more a personal pizza size.  I learned that one trick is to keep your hand a little wet as you tap out the dough to keep it from sticking to your hand.  The edges of mine ended up a little irregular instead of a perfect circle, but I was complimented when my tortilla puffed up on the fire.  Apparently, that is a sign of a well-made tortilla, which I hadn’t known before either.  The results were definitely tasty.


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