Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mayan Tortillas

 I recently returned from Guatemala and carefully watched the Mayas make corn tortillas. The ingredients are simple, but making them really takes a lot of practice. One thing I noticed that really helps is to have a small bowl of water accessible so you can keep your hands wet when patting them out. Wet hands keeps the masa from sticking to them.Some bread bakers also knead dough with wet hands (I don't because I hate the feel), and this allows one to knead without adding too much flour.

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