Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stuffed Corn Tortillas

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!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spanish Day

On Tuesday the 23rd at 3:30 join us for some South American fun.
We'll be making Papusas, playing games and learning some new words.
We can't wait to see you there!