Wednesday, July 25, 2012

what have we been up to ....

busy preparing, tomorrow i will bring you the kit bags i have FINALLY finished :) but for today, here is a pictorial look at some of the olympic things we have been doing this past little while :)

we made some very cool pasta art, during our studies about italy

we also made home-made pizzas for lunch that day :)

they were REALLY good!
while studying mexico we made the BEST home made tortillas ... they were so good the peeps told me i was never allowed to by store made ones again!

seriously these are SO good and absolutely delicious we have since made them 4 or 5 times!

 home-made tortilla recipe

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup of oil (any oil we have used both olive oil and coconut oil and both are delicious)
  • 1 cup of warm water
put all the dry ingredient in a bowl and use a fork to mix them together.  then add the oil and mix through until its evenly dispersed with your fork.  add the warm water and mix together.  i start with the fork and then once most of the mixing is done i get in their with my fingers and make sure it's all mixed together and forms a ball.  the above literally takes five minutes and most of that is measuring time ;)  then cover the bowl with cling film and leave it to rest for an hour or more.  i make the mix at breakfast, then leave it until lunch when we do the rolling out and baking.  

divide the dough into 12 even(ish) pieces with a knife and then roll out.  in a dry non- stick pan (that's right NO oil or butter) put in your tortilla on medium high and weight for the air bubbles to take hold, flip when brown spots appear on the underside (about 30 seconds) ... it really is that easy!  if i don't have my helpful chefs, i can usually roll one out in the time it takes one to cook.  we had some left over the other day and i heated them up for 30 secs in the microwave to go with our mexican dinner ... and they were still superb!

we have been doing a little bit of decoration around the house too! more on that tomorrow along with the finished olympic survival treat bags ... london style ;)
good luck to the junior women's all whites who start their campaign in 6 hours time!~


Jen W. said...

Definitely going to try those tortillas! Luis never had Mexican food before we met and not he's obsessed so these will come in handy! :)

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Homemade tortillas really are the best! I make mine with shortening like my mom did. I haven't made them in quite a while, though. Might have to do that this weekend!

Jenny said...

Homemade tortillas!!! I'm impressed :0)
Jenny x