Let’s Explore Tortillas
The Tortilla; it’s a spoon, a plate a carrier of food and staple in mexican cuisine.
On friday I was lucky enough to be able to take part in a mexican tortilla making workshop which was part of the International Food Design Experience Conference and Expo here in Dunedin at Otago Polytechnic. The workshop was held by two sisters Ana and Rocio from Mexico.
When they said that tortilla making is a woman’s job i had a wee giggle, it’s a true art to get the right consistency for the dough, there is no measured recipe it goes by the feel. To the women of mexico there tortilla presses are precious each has their own which they treasure.
Only ingredients used to make corn tortillas are corn flour and water.
Over 3 hours i learnt how to make traditional mexican corn tortillas using their tools. We used a range of Maseca corn flours we had blue, yellow and white. When making blue tortillas if you add a couple drops of lemon juice to your dough it will turn purple.
I had such a great time and learnt a lot from both of you, this is one experience that i will never forget learning how to make mexican corn tortillas from to amazing ladies.
Muchas gracias see you both in Mexico, Adiós
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