Ok, maybe how not to make a flour tortilla. Chino got a bug up his butt last week to make a big ole batch of homemade flour tortillas. We normally buy them fresh off the griddle from our tortilla lady for 15 pesos a pack, ($1.25) and I think he realizes now, what a steal that is.
He whipped up a batch using an entire bag of flour and proceeded to guilt me in to helping roll the blob into little balls.
"Jew could hale-p, dat way jew can learn."
"I remember from last time. I'm good." *smile, eye lash bat*
He started getting bent out of shape with himself when he couldn't get them to roll out into perfect circles and couldn't get them to roll out thin enough, he really hates a thick tortilla. I had retreated back to the couch for the rolling and cooking part. To roll them out you have to be all bent over the table rolling them out one by one, it takes forever and after you get 3 done you have to go into the 110 degree kitchen and cook those 3 before you can roll out more. Don't hate me but this was his idea and I wanted no part of it. My back doesn't take well to me bending over much (*snort*) and I wanted to stay in the air conditioning and not die in the kitchen.
After he cooked the second batch he tasted one and realized that he forgot to add salt.
Yuck, they tasted gross so he took all the dough, flattened it out a little bit, sprinkled on salt and tried to work it in. Bless his heart.
SO, dough kinda fixed he got to it and about an hour and half later he had about 25 homemade tortillas. Part way through he was so pissed at his lack of ability to make them round that he took a tupperware lid and started cookie-cutting them out into perfect circles, I think it made him feel a little better.
The picture is the ONE tortilla I volunteered to roll out. I thought it was pretty damn nice but he told me to cut it with the tupperware lid so it would be perfect.
"I made it, it's nice the way it is."
"Use dee leed so eet will be round."
"No! It's just fine!"
"Don't be lazy."
"Lazy? What?? You need to except my tortilla for who it is. It's beautiful the way it is and it doesn't need plastic surgery."
We'll be buying them from the tortilla lady again, we love her.