Thursday, November 13, 2008

So it's almost Christmas.

And I was trying to be all bah humbug about it. But when you have friends who are Christmas-obsessed it's hard to just pass it all by.

Today, I was innocently standing in my kitchen making the kids some corn tortillas from scratch for lunch. As I rolled out the dough and daydreamed, I somehow ended up grabbing a cookie cutter. I must say, it was easier than having very wonky circles because I cannot for the life of me roll balls of dough into circles. When I'm rich, I'll buy a tortilla press!

I am pretty happy with how these turned out. Even happier to be able to say they are free of gluten, dairy, egg, yeast and fructose and are still tasty!

Corn Tortilla Recipe.
1.5 cups cornflour
0.5 cups cornmeal/polenta
1.5 cups hot water
1 teaspoon Nuttelex dairy free spread

In a bowl, mix the cornmeal and cornflour. In a jug stir the margarine into the hot water until melted.
Pour liquid into the corn mix and stir with a metal spoon. Allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, knead until smooth. Roll dough out between two pieces of plastic (I used shopping bags!). Carefully peel back plastic and gently fry in a dry pan for a minute on each side. You can use cookie cutters to make shapes, or for larger tortillas, use balls of dough about the size of a peach rolled out.
If you make smaller ones with the cookie cutters, you could probably cook them a little longer to dry them out and use them as chips for dipping.


Dixiebelle said...

Me thinks I could even do that!! Great idea... and star shaped corn tortilla chips just screams 'have a Christmas party, so you can show off how clever you are!!'... but I need to master Make Your Own Tortillas first!! LOL

Paragon~Of~Virtue said...

I'll add it was my first go.
And they were fine and recipe is EASY!

Vittoria said...

Add a tortilla press to you Christmas list. They only cost about 15 USD here. I wonder what it'd cost to ship to Australia?

Paragon~Of~Virtue said...

Ooh I should Vittoria.
I'm off to Google them.

Vittoria said...

They even have electric ones that cook 'em for you too.

Paragon~Of~Virtue said...

I've found them here and they're pretty cheap. AND a place that has blue cornmeal!!! w00t!!!

Vittoria said...