Saturday, October 18, 2008

Little Homemade Tortillas

Every once in a while, we make homemade tortillas. These are very simple to make. They are great for kids to help make too. We learned a little chant at the library about

"Little Tortillas."

Little tortillas for my mom.

Little tortillas for my dad.

The little round ones for my mom.

The little pretty ones for my dad.

Una Tortilla para mi mama
Una Tortilla para mi papa
Las bonitas para mi mama
Las redondas para mi papa
As you say this chant with your kids, you move a tortilla (pretend or real) from hand to hand while slapping your hands- or moving the tortilla to the beat from hand to hand.

3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening (or 1/3 cup canola oil)
1 1/4 cups warm water or milk
(if using oil use only 1 cup water or milk)
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and oil. Add water. Thicken or thin mixture with flour or water. Cook on hot skillet that has a little oil or butter spray on it.
Serve warm with butter, or with beans and cheese, or however you like to eat them!

(note: Sept 15-Oct 15 is National American Hispanic Month)


Jennifer said...

Wow, these sound good! I usually just use the maza that's pre-packaged (just add water) for lack of a good recipe. In El Salvador all they used was ground corn and water. They turned out pretty good, too. Thanks for the recipe!

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

I'm going to have to give these a try! We love the fresh tortillas in Mexico and we just don't get that anymore since we don't live near the border...