Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And sometimes things really fail (pt.2)....

I really wanted corn tortillas with my beans. I've been reading so much about mexican food and that once you have homemade tortillas, you'll never go back. I dug out a copy of a Better Homes & Gardens corn tortilla recipe. And I failed. Really bad. You see I failed Spanish. Three times. I bought harina de maize not masa harina. Yeah. It took me until the next day to figure that out.

Well, here is Better Homes & Gardens recipe:
  • 2 cups of masa harina
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  1. In a medium bowl, combine masa harina and water. Stir in mixture together until dough is firm but moist (if necessary, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions; shape each portion into a ball. Using a tortilla press or rolling pin, flatten each ball between two pieces of waxed paper into a 6" circle.
  3. Carefully peel off top sheet of waxed paper. Place tortilla, paper side up, on a medium-hot ungreased griddle or skillet. After about 20 seconds, carefully peel off remaining sheet of waxed paper. Cook, turning occasionally, for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until tortilla is dry and light brown. Wrap torillas in foil if using immediately. Makes 12 6" torillas.

Remember.....Masa Harina is not Harina de Maize


Sheltie Girl said...

That's the challenge of baking gf...sometimes you fail a lot and sometimes you succeed far beyond your wildest dreams. Other times, I simply set a recipe aside after failing 3 times and decide I'll try again another day after I've thought about it.

Have you bought your Masa Harina yet? I'd love to see how your tortillas turn out.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

Kerrie said...

I actually made them this week! None of my usual haunts carry Masa Harina - but I trekked out to Whole Foods in Jersey and got a bag. They came out awesome. I'll post it soon!