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Guatemalan-Style Tortillas

Makes 10 Tortillas

  • 2 cups of corn flour (masa)
  • 1 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt

Directions:

1. Mix the salt into the masa before slowly mixing in the water.

2. When the mixture has a doughy consistency, separate the dough into 10 balls.

3. Shape the tortillas by hand, by clapping the dough between your palms until the tortilla is circular and thin.  Alternatively, use a tortilla press.

4.  Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.

5.  Cook the tortillas until they begin to puff, turn them over, and cook until they puff further or reach your desired level of golden color.

6.  Sprinkle with salt and keep warm until ready to serve.

The Khobz Men of Marrakech

As the sun sets over Marrakech, assorted sizes of khobz (Moroccan bread) are speedily pulled out of fiery ovens and placed under blankets.  Old men whisk them away on wooden hand carts.   Continue reading The Khobz Men of Marrakech