It’s almost Valentines Day and I’m already thinking about what to make for my familia. I love to create different themed food for them and they love to see what I come up with. Since my boys absolutely love frijoles(beans). I thought I would make them heart-shaped homemade tortillas. These heart-shaped homemade tortillas are so adorable and just the perfect size for them and of course made with lots of love!
Heart Shaped Homemade Tortillas
2 cups of dry corn masa
approximately 2 cups of warm water
In a large bowl pour the 2 cups of dry tortilla mix and have 2 cups of warm water in a separate container. Slowly add the warm water and kneed the mixture well. When the masa(dough) is ready it will look like the picture on the right.
Roll up some masa into a ball in your hand a little bigger than 1 inch and place in between the two sheets of plastic. I use a ziploc bag and cut it open – it’s the perfect size. Using a tortilla press, push down on the handle lightly to flatten the masa. If you do not have a tortilla press you can use a rolling pin to roll out your homemade tortilla. Once it is flattened lift of the top piece of plastic and use a butter knife to make a heart shape in the masa(dough). It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Lift the plastic with the masa still attached and place the masa side down onto your palm and gently peel off the other plastic layer – the heart shaped tortillas will be on your hand.
Once you have the heart shaped tortilla in your hand place onto the warm griddle and continue to flip the tortillas over on each side until they are lightly golden. Place them between a clean towel to keep them warm.
Once they are all done serve the heart shaped homemade tortillas with anything. I served up these heart shaped tortillas with some refried beans, cotija cheese and fresh salsa. I made about a dozen or so and my boys still wanted more. They were eating them right from the comal (griddle). I remember doing the same thing when I was young and when my mom wasn’t looking I would snag a warm homemade tortilla! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.