Last night i made TACOS! It's really not that big of a deal, but i needed a boost after so many pizza failures. I even made the tortillas from scratch! It's not like fresh tortillas are hard to come by here - If i really want, there is a tortilla factory a few miles down the road, and they deliver fresh tortillas to the grocery stores daily. But, i like to know how to make things. Plus, what if something happens to that tortilla factory someday?? In a post-apocalyptic tortilla-less world, i will have nothing to worry about.
Also, my grocery store is stupidly crowded, and just going there makes me want to punch people.
|Seriously. It's easier to just make the tortillas.|
The tortillas were pretty easy actually. The only downside was that i made them a little small, so the tacos were tiny. But that just means eat more of them, right?
It's like a hand fruit!
Anywhose, they were delicious! Matt and i totally pigged out. Here is how to make tortillas!
2 c. Masa Harina flour
1/2 t. salt
1.5 c. warm water
Mix the salt and flour together, and slowly add the water. Stir it up with a spoon, or just use your hands. I ended up adding about 2T. extra corn flour because my dough was a little sticky. I should probably try harder to measure things. Make the dough into a giant ball. (if its dry and cracking, add water. If it is sticking to your hands and the bowl, add flour. It should feel spongey.) Place it in its bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit for an hour. This allows you to watch exactly one rerun of Lost while someone chops your veggies for you.
After an hour passes, divide the dough into 12-16 little balls. I did 16, but they were small. Then, pop them in your tortilla press. Oh wait - you don't have a tortilla press? Neither do i. I covered a cutting board and frying pan with plastic wrap and squashed those tortillas the cartoon way - smashing them with the frying pan. It worked surprisingly well - there were only one or two that stuck and had to be re-rolled and re-squashed. You only cook the tortillas for a few minutes, flipping half way through. i stacked them on a plate with a paper towel over them and they stayed warm surprisingly longer than store tortillas.
They were tasty, and nothing was set on fire. Happy days!