I've come out from hiding (sort-of) since the first couple of months of my pregnancy were pretty rough with the nausea and the tiredness and all. I thought I'd share a recipe with you that I made quite a while back when my family was visiting. I originaly planned this for my baby brother to show off my culinary skills (ha ha), and to delight his taste buds (hopefully) after a long solitary bus ride to my house (he didn't fit in the car).
I made the tortillas and refried beans from scratch. However, you can buy corn or wheat tortillas and fry them in hot oil until they are crispy. Corn ones might work better for store bought.
Stir 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, and 4 cups of whole wheat flour in a bowl with 2 tsp. of salt. Mix in 1/2 cup of shortening with your hands until the mixture is crumbly, not gooey. In the center, pour in 1 and 1/2 cups of boiling water and mix all until evenly distributed. Sprinke your hands and surface with flour and knead the dough until smooth and no longer sticky.
Posted in: on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at at 6:40 AM