I should have transferred my thoughts to a physical list, because it took me until last month to take action on it. In between Christmas and New Year's, though, Hubby Tony and I made a trip to the "Little Mexico" section of St. Louis on Cherokee Street, and I popped into a market to look at their selection of tortilla presses.
Today I used the press for the first time. First I made the dough (a mixture of masa harina, salt, and water), divided it into portions, then rolled the portions into balls. Next I put a piece of plastic wrap on the base of the press, placed a ball of dough in the center of the base, then covered it with another piece of plastic wrap and pulled down the top of the press to smash the ball into a tortilla.
Holy Cow! I ended up with a perfectly flat round. I did it again and again, with the same results. The tortillas got cooked in a hot frying pan for a minute on each side, then piled on a plate. They tasted great topped with pulled pork, Mexican cole slaw, avocado dressing, and salsa.
And since I still have 2/3 of a bag of masa left, I see more tortilla-making in my future!
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