Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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!
Posted by Heather at 3:05 AM