Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stuff Around The House

Tortillas, the staple of every Southern Texas household. Breakfast tacos are huge here.

I found this crock in a flea market (naturally) about 15 yrs ago. I just couldn't resist. I had never seen one like it in all my years of tortillas. Most folks that I know have the plastic version. Just in looking at that crock right now..I got up to see if it has any markings on it, to indicate who made it. All it has is a persons name scribbled into the clay..Clarence Brown. I'm guessing that would indicate that it is handmade. Interesting, I had never looked before.

Because of this little jem, I decided to try my hand at making tortillas.

I would like to say that they were easy, but at first they were very difficult. They are supposed to be round and a little chewy. Mine came out like the shape of Texas and very crispy. They made great Chalupas!

After many years of practice, they still weren't perfect, but at least they were getting better.

I don't know why I stopped making them, but I did. Life got a little busier and it was so much easier to just buy them. Lazy!

Time to get hubby off to work! Maybe he'll get some breakfast tacos to start his day!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

small and chewy or big like Texas... either way home made food is fab!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love that crock! Tortillas are big at my house any time of the day, any day of the week!

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

So you went with the corn instead of white flour? I'll take either unless fajita steak is involved.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

I like your bowl. Whoever made it did a good job, from the picture.

Kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful crock pot! And totally handmade...that "label" is very professional.

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

Breakfast tacos...mmmmm...I've got sausage, eggs, cheese and tortillas...I know what I'm eating in the morning!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That is a beautiful piece of pottery. I tried googling Clarence Brown and pottery and didn't come up with anything...

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

That is a beautiful tortilla container. I have always wanted one but thought those red plastic ones were just ugly. This one is adorable. I'll have to scout out some flea markets this summer.

Sprite's Keeper said... [Reply to comment]

Crispy or chewy, I'd be first in line for homemade!

mindy@thesuburbanlife said... [Reply to comment]

Cool tortilla thingy-ma-bob! I would NEVER, and I mean NEVER try to make a homemade tortilla but I'll sure eat the heck out of one or two. =)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Great find on the crockery. I never made tortillas from scratch, sounds tasty. Years ago I learned how to cook them on the top of a burner. Now I’m hungry…wonderful post!

Gerardine Baugh

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Eternally Distracted...Fabulous if you don't burn them, which I did plenty of that!

Suzicate...Thanks. I had no idea that they were common that far north.

Eric...Flour tortillas. I never learned how to do corn. I don't like fajitas either.

Lucy...Thanks. They were very gifted to have made it by hand.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Kathryn...Rght, it looks so professional. I'm guessing that he used a letter press.

Jen...Yummy!!! I gave hubby bean and potato this morning.

Grace...Thanks. I also tried to google it and got nothing. Hubby thinks it might have been just a pottery class project.

Jen...Thanks. I know! Those plastic ones always kept me from having one. Good luck on finding one. If you do, you must post about it.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Sprite's Keeper...Believe me the chewy ones are so much better. The crispy ones were so stiff they could cut.

Mindy...I'm surprised! You are always talking about cooking. I would have thought this would be right up your alley.

Gerardine...Thanks. Well not axactly from scratch, more like from a bag of premixed flour.

Maureen@IslandRoar said... [Reply to comment]

That is a really cool crock!
Tortillas? I'm very impressed. I thought you just bought those in the store...