Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dobladas, envueltos and a Guatemalan Challah

I have learned how to make three new things!

Dobladas: these are folded tortilla dough with meat and cheese inside that are then fried.

And, a Guatemalan version of Challah, or a braided bread:

Also, "envueltos," or, wrapped green beans... you just have to see to understand:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Guatemalan Cooking

I had a lot of fun learning how to make Guatemalan dishes over Christmas break. The first thing we made was the masa recipe that I posted about yesterday. With that masa, we made corn tortillas and pupusas (a very typical dish here made from the corn masa dough and a filling of meat, cheese or beans. It ends up almost like a corn meal based fried pie.)

If you are interested in seeing the process for making pupusas, go here:

To see how we made corn tortillas by hand, go here:

These were a really awesome learning experience and one of my favorite parts of being in Guatemala.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Masa Making

If you are interested in learning the process used to make "masa" from scratch (the dough used to make tamales, corn tortillas etc) I just posted step by step instructions with pictures here:

It was really fun to do and really tasty to eat. Grin Girl One of my favorite parts of being in Guatemala is learning my way around the Guatemalan kitchen.