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It may sound amazing, even a joke but the truth is that the blue maize tortillas exists and they are delicious . The blue tortilla is unique, there’s nothing like it. Its flavor is different from the traditional corn tortilla , although it is difficult to describe... it is a little stronger, more concentrated, more tasty and it has a very special touch.
– It is also important to note that this tortilla has fewer calories and more antioxidants.
When it is spoken about blue color in the kitchen it sounds like fungi, artificial colors or to expired food; fortunately this is not the case. The blue tortilla comes from the blue maize, which peculiar tonality is obtained from the anthocyanins a pigment that functions as antioxidant and it confers a high nutritional value to the maize, even more than the white or yellow maize.
With the blue tortilla you can do wonders and venture to prepare ranch style eggs , quesadillas , sincronizadas , tortilla soup , enchiladas and many more dishes with blue tortillas. Experiment them this way and feel the difference!
About the Recipe
Making tortillas is
, you only have to work hard at the moment of making the dough.
To make this tortillas
blue maize flour is needed. If you have problems to get it we recommend going to the markets, it is very likely that you will get it there.
In this recipe is very important to use a tortilla press, in this way the tortillas will come out perfect.
You will also need 2 plastic pieces to make the tortillas, these can be made with plastic bags.
preparation time is a bit long, of 1 hour since the dough is left resting.
We give the recipe for
16 blue tortillas.
Ingredients 2 cups of Blue Maize Flour (14.1 oz) 1/4 tablespoon of Salt
1 Bowl 1 Tortilla Press 1 Tortilla Container 1 Measuring Cup 1 Turner 1 Strainer 2 pieces of Plastic 1 piece of Food Wrap Film 1 Kitchen Scale (optional)
Directions Make The Blue Dough
Sift over a bowl 2 cups of blue maize flour, with a strainer.
. The blue maize flour has to be sifted so it is more pure, so it is easier to work with it and to obtain better results
Add in the bowl 1/4 tablespoon of salt.
Pour in the bowl, in intervals, approximately 1¼ cups of hot water (10.6 fl oz) while you work the maize dough with your hands, until it has a soft texture and an elastic and firm consistency.
It is very important to feel the maize dough while you pour the water, . it may be possible that all the water won’t be needed
If your blue maize dough doesn’t come out well don’t worry, it can be corrected. If the dough is . too soft add more blue maize flour, if the dough is too rigid add more water
Cover the bowl with a piece of food wrap film and leave the dough resting for 30 minutes.
After the Rest...
Make with all the blue maize dough that was left resting small dough balls, of approximately the size of a golf ball; then set aside.
. If you want to be too precise, the maize dough balls should weigh about 1.2 oz
Put over the bottom plate of a tortilla press a
piece of plastic. Over the plastic put 1 of the blue maize dough balls that was made and cover it with another piece of plastic.
Crush with the tortilla press the maize dough ball, until it is thin.
Open the tortilla press, turn the blue maize dough and
crush it again, until it is very thin; then set aside.
While the blue tortillas are made consider . the ideal size of the tortilla is of approximately 5.9’’ in diameter x 2 mm thick
Repeat the same procedure with all the maize dough balls that were not crushed.
Time to Cook Blue Tortillas
Heat a griddle over high heat. Then reduce to medium heat and put over the griddle all the blue tortillas that were made, only the ones that fit in without overlapping.
If the blue tortillas stick to the griddle, you can . smear some vegetable oil over the griddle so they won’t stick
Cook the blue tortillas that were put on the griddle for about 50 seconds, until some bubbles pop up.
Turn the tortillas that are on the griddle and
cook them for about 50 seconds, until some bubbles pop up.
Once again turn the blue tortillas and
cook them for about 20 seconds, until they are well cooked.
This time the blue tortillas will inflate like . balloons
Transfer from the griddle to a tortilla container the blue tortillas that were cooked.
Repeat the same procedure with the remaining blue tortillas that were not cooked.
Accompany them with your Favorite Dish
* Although the tortilla’s tonality is not totally blue, they are known as blue tortillas.
Tip: The tortilla container can also be covered on the inside, with a pice of cloth so the blue tortillas remain warm for a longer time.
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