Lest you think Betty Crapper is perfect, I will share my latest kitchen misadventure. I do not want my readers to be fooled into believing Betty Crapper's nick name was not appropriately earned.
I had a brilliant idea the other day: make homemade corn tortillas for chicken enchiladas. Too bad I failed miserably. I should have done my research. I did everything wrong, every single step of the way, and justified my nick name in the process.
Failure # 1:
Betty Crapper procured masa harina from the depths of her pantry. This masa was undeniably old, way past it's acceptable use by date.
Failure # 2:
Betty Crapper's dough was not moist enough. Notice the cracks in the balls of dough. Betty Crapper did not know they aren't supposed to be there.
Failure # 3
Betty Crapper rolled out her corn tortillas, thinking it would be as easy as making flour tortillas. The dough kept sticking to the pin and the counter no matter what she did.
Failure # 4:
Betty Crapper cooked her frisbees tortillas too long and further dried them out.
Betty Crapper persevered. She should have stopped long, long before this point.
Betty Crapper is resilient. Failure will not stop her from attempting corn tortillas again.
Lessons Learned on First Attempt
- use fresh masa
- dough must be consistency of playdoh
- buy a tortilla press
Anyone have a Mexican grandma they can lend me? Suggestions for future success are much appreciated.