Sunday, March 30, 2014

Corn Masa - New Variety

Last season a friend gave us some seed to try a new variety of corn to dry for making masa.  Masa is dried corn that has been boiled with lime (like pickling lime, not the green fruit) and ground.  this process makes more nutrition available and the corn is more digestible.

Here is some of the variety we grew.  It looks very black, but is blue.  I have boiled it and let it cool.  

This is the grinder.  Low tech!

Then I use a tortilla press to make balls of masa into tortillas.

Then I place the tortillas on a griddle and 

I place them on a clean towel in our tortilla casserole (pottery locally made).

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