In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40-45 minutes.
Mother's Day is right around the corner and it's time to prepare for our Mother's Day Brunch. Come to Sister Rowe's house on Tuesday at 3:30 with ideas for games we can play with our mothers. See you there.
Here's the recipe for the Stuffed Corn Tortillas we made on Tues. I hope you'll all show off your cooking skills and make dinner for your family. Thanks to Sister Stott, and Brother and Sister Diaz for teaching us about Guatemala, we all had so much fun!
2 C Masa harina (corn flour, it's by the mexican food at Winco)
1 1/2 C Warm water
1 tsp Ground cumin (you could also use Chili powder or taco seasoning)
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheese (we used the pre-shredded mexican cheese)
1/2 C Chopped cilantro (optional)
In a mixing bowl mix together the masa harina, water, seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir into a manageable dough. The dough should be soft but not sticky; add more flour if needed. If dough is dry and hard to form, add more water. Roll a handful of dough into a ball and poke a hole in the center with your finger.
Put some cheese and cilantro into the center of the hole. Work the edges up over the filling and again form a ball, completely enclosing the filling. Flatten each ball to about 1/4 inch in your well floured hands.
Cook the papusas on a hot, lightly oiled griddle for about 3 minutes per side, or until both sides are lightly browned.
Serve with sour cream and salsa.
I’ve also seen recipes where they stuffed the tortillas with shredded meat, or beans. The recipe is very easy and doesn’t need to be exact, so play with it!