28.2.12

Guatemala: Tortillas

I am writing from beautiful Guatemala.  We have been here for almost two weeks and I wanted to share some of our culinary adventures.  This dish below is a typical Guatemalan dish.  It is a mix between a soup and a stew and traditionally served with rice and tortillas.  Fresh homemade tortillas are a staple here and are served with every meal.  Traditionally the largest meal of the day is served at the noon hour.

We had the opportunity to make tortillas with our host family.
The mixture is one part flour, one part corn meal and it is mixed with water to make a dough

We rolled it into balls and then using plastic and a plate we flattened them.

I have seen them cooked on large flat stones as well as on metal frying pans without sides- I think a regular uncrowded pan will work fine. 
Yum- Fresh tortillas
Do you enjoy tortillas?


25 comments:

vic miera said...

i love torts - my grandmothers kitchen always smelled like tortillas on the weekends. mmmm and red chili too.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Love love tortillas! And have actually visited Guatamala...delish food - enjoy your trip!

xo
Lenore

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

How delicious! I can't resist a corn tortilla!

Nuit Hernandez said...

being mexican i LOVE tortillas, although if I wanna keep my figure i have to keep tortillas to a minimum :) Those pictures are SO CUTE!!!

Phoenix said...

I could eat tortillas all day long if I had the chance - particularly if you add a little sharp cheese (a sharp cheddar or goat cheese would work nicely) with some black beans. Thank the lord I live in Southern California where good Mexican food is right around every corner. :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Do I enjoy them? Oh dear is that an understatement - LOVE them. I am an Arizona girl, been eating them all my life. Nothing beats fresh homemade and we are lucky to have a several local places here where we can get them. We love them with our eggs in the morning :)
I've never tried to make them myself though.

Clair said...

I have never made tortillas but enjoy eating them. It looks like it would not be too difficult to
make them. Guatemala, what an exciting adventure you are all having. Love the pictures.

Mama Gone Green said...

I love tortillas, but the one time we tried to make them at home it was like a hurricane went through our house!
I am so jealous that you are in Guatemala!!

tulpen said...

you're in Guatemala???

so. jealous.

i'd love a fresh tortilla right about now...

Brissa said...

there is NOTHING better than fresh tortillas. i remember visiting my dad's amma in mexico and she would always make them for us. they're heavenly.

Freedom Five said...

so lucky you are to be in Guatemala! Couch surfing I suppose.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love tortillas! It's so great you all get to make them yourselves- yum!

Getrealmommy said...

Wow! What a wonderful adventure. I wish you could mail me some of those yummy tortillas, so much better than store bought!

Pat Tillett said...

LOVE them! I'm also fond of the Carta Blanca in the first photo! It sounds like you're having a good time. Enjoy!

dotblogg said...

yummy!I like tortillas, definitely!;)
have a good time there!
hugs
J

Monica said...

this has inspired me to give them a try.

simple as 1 part of each and just some water? cool!
and should the dough be a little sticky or dry?

i'm envious you guys are in G. we only made it to Mexico (from UK).

Lady Grey said...

My mother always makes her own tortillas.... such a treat! This looks like so much fun! Enjoy the rest of your trip.
xo

Sourkraut said...

That looks heavenly! You've got me drooling over here. And it looks like the boys are having such fun trying something new.

Andrea said...

I love tortillas! Something I rarely eat and I don't know why. p.s. I have tagged you over at mine - I hope you don't mind, you can ignore if you want to :)

Ana Degenaar said...

I LOVE tortillas and I love Guatemalan food. Holy smokes! That soup looks beyond tasty. Tell us more about your trip!

mermaid gallery said...

I just made some the other day!....they tasted great but they looked pretty bad.....there is a knack to it!

Amber said...

oh my goodness, so yummy. My grandma would make homemade tortillas every Sunday. They were the best.

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Elie Fournier said...

i love them... and love them more when they're home made!

nunu said...

oh i have so much to catch up on! i love tortillas.... mmm. you're living with a host family? you must tell more...

Dancing Branflake said...

How fun! That entire meal looks delicious but those homemade tortillas look especially amazing. Yum!

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