TASTE OF THE EARTH TORTILLAS HECHAS A MANO
Yields 12, beautifully Earthy tasting, handmade tortillas using pre-contact ingredients.
• 1 C. amaranth flour
• 2 C. *blue corn meal, finely ground
• 1 T. sunflower oil
• ¼ tsp. sea salt
• About 1 C. warm water, or more as needed
Mise En Place
In a mixing bowl, combine amaranth flour, blue corn meal and sea salt. Add sunflower oil and combine mixture using your fingertips. Slowly add the water, a little at a time, and knead well, adding more water until you have the consistency of soft play dough – just a minute or two.
Let the dough rest for 10 to 15 minutes under a damp towel.
After the dough has rested, make little balls (about the size of two **ayoyotes), keeping them covered under a damp towel while you work.
Heat up a large skillet, preferably cast iron, to medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes.
Using a tortilla press, place 1 ball of dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap (I like to use common grocery bags), and press them out to about 4-5 inches in diameter. Begin to cook the tortillas as you finish pressing the others by cooking them 1 at a time, about 45 seconds. Using a thin spatula, flip, and do the same to the other side.
Wrap the cooked tortillas in a dish towel to keep them warm, and serve immediately.
*You can find blue corn meal at most health food stores as well as the cookingpost.com.
**Two ayoyotes are about the size of one golf ball.
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