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Blue Corn Tortillas

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Category: Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Blue corn meal
  • 1 1/2 c Boiling water
  • 3/4 To 1 cup all purpose flour


You will need a medium-sized bowl, a griddle or heavy skillet at least 8
inches in diameter, and a rolling pin.

Place corn meal in a bowl and pour boiling water over. Stir to mix well.
Let sit for fifteen minutes. Mix in one-half cup of all purpose flour.
Turn this mixture out onto a bread board spread with 1/4 cup of flour.
Knead for 2 to 3 minutes, incorporating the 1/4 cup of flour into the dough
(and if necessary, use a little more). The dough will be soft but not at
all strong. Return the dough to the bowl and cover. Let rest for 30

Divide the dough into eight pieces. Between well-floured palms, make flat
round patties out of each of the eight and set aside. Heat your griddle
over medium high heat, making sure that it is hot before you cook the first
tortilla. On a well-floured surface (as the dough is quite sticky),
carefully roll out a tortilla until it is approximately 7 to 8 inches in
diameter. (We find it easiest to first pat out the dough with our fingers
or between our palms, and then to roll out the tortilla at the very last
just to make it uniform in thickness). Cook the tortilla as you would a
wheat tortilla, approximately one minute on each side. The tortillas will
be flecked with brown on both sides. When cooked, remove and wrap in a
kitchen towel. Stack one on top of another.

Blue corn is one of many different varieties of corn grown by the Hopi and
Pueblo Indians. It ranges in color from gray to blue to almost black, and
is used in breads, dumplings, sauces, and in drinks. Blue corn tortillas
are traditionally made without salt, as below, for salt is thought to mask
the full but subtle taste of the blue corn.

These tortillas are soft to eat, and not at all tough. Because they
contain a little wheat flour, they are also relatively easy to handle; you
can pat them out by hand, then roll them to an even thickness if need be.
They are cooked quickly in a hot ungreased skillet, then wrapped in a towel
to stay soft and warm until ready to be eaten.


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