Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday at Ernesto's

Ernesto invited Dick and I and Rick and Darcy from Tea Leaves for dinner today.  He lives nearby in the Mirador neighborhood in Guaymas.
His wife, Carmen, gave us a tour of her garden:  mangoes, avocados, tamarind, limes, and lotos of shade trees.
Because I like flour tortillas so much, Crucita decided to make them from scratch.  Flour, lard, water, and a bit of salt then knead for about 10 minutes.
She pushed up between thumb and forefinger little uniform balls of dough.
Keep those hands greasy!
Slap the ball of dough back and forth between your hands for make a 4" round, lay it over the side of the bowl.  Then take each of those and pat it out back and forth again until it's about 6-8" round.  Crucita was really fast at this process.  By the time the one on the stove had browned slightly, the next one was ready to be cooked.
My turn.  Crucita could pat out 3 or 4 tortillas in the time it took me to do one.
Darcy struggled.
The whole crowd, minus Ernesto who took the picture.  Rick is at the far right in the front row.
Thank you so much, Carmen and Ernesto for inviting us into your home.  We all had a great time.

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