Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Colorful tortillas

Little T has been anticipating homemade tortilla day for a while and when he asked to make colorful tortillas, I was all for it.  Oh, and there just so happened to be neon food coloring in the pantry too (insert crazy baker laugh).

We adapted an Authentic Mexican Tortilla recipe to meet our zany needs.

First, Little T measured out and combined the ingredients, followed by cutting in the shortening with two butter knives.

The dough started coming together, even though ours looked like cauliflower at first.

                                                   After letting the dough rest for over an hour,
                                                   in came our reinforcements for the fun stuff.

Some pieces of dough were left plain, while others used no more than two drops of food coloring per ball.  TnT kneaded until each drop of color was dispersed just how they wanted it.


Rolling and cooking commenced.

Our vibrant tortillas!


  1. love it, love it, love it!!! We will def try this one!!! :-) I love your beautiful family!

  2. Back at you beautiful El Bachir Family! Can't wait to see Y&S in some pix.