Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our International House of Pancakes, Day 4: Mexico

Geography is Delicious.

We use the directions on the package: 2 cups masa, 1 1/4 cups water, 1/4 tsp salt.  Makes 16.
Mix.  Well, squeeze.
Form into 16 balls.  Fun way to work with "halves."  Lay in center of wax paper square - one at a time.
Smash the dough ball under a plate or platter that is completely flat on the bottom until it is very thin.  Slide the non-serrated edge of a knife between the now-stuck-to-the-bottom-of-the-plate tortilla and the plate.  This works much better for us than rolling with a rolling pin.  A tortilla press would really work well...
Put just a little oil on the griddle & get it pretty hot.  Cook each side for 1 minute - at most.  (The one in the middle has been flipped, the others have not.)
I love mine with smashed avocado, Sela likes melted cheese, beans & rice.  Linus just plain.  Daddy, well, he hung back too long...  Sorry, Daddy.

1 comment:

  1. Yum, yum! Never thought of tortillas of being pancakes, but you're right--they are! Love this series.


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