FamiliaEats: Celebrate Berry Season with Fruit Flavored Tortillas


Berries fruit flavored tortillas©  Sweet Life

 

Berry Tortillas from SweetLifeBake.com

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year.  No school,  quality time with my kids and long days at the beach, what more could a mom ask for? Lucky for me, summer also blesses us with berry season.  Colorful, healthy jewels of the earth arrive each summer to brighten our meals,  add a perky punch to our snacks and revive our family favorites.

Adding fruit juice to our faithful tortilla masa instantly transforms tortillas into a cool summer-time treat.  Strawberry juice gives a pop of color with a sweet backdrop.  Blueberry juice (my kids favorite), dyes the masa a lovely shade of  goodness.

Enjoy these tortillas slathered with peanut butter or melt cheese over sliced peaches for a kid friendly quesadilla.  The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

 

berry fruit tortilla recipe

 ©  Sweet Life

Strawberry Tortillas

by Sweet Life — Vianney Rodriguez

Makes 12

3 cups of all purpose flour

2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup warm strawberry juice

 

In a large bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder.  With hands cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly (similar to the texture of pie crust).

Warm  juice on low heat or in the microwave.  Add the juice to the flour mixture and begin kneading, until all dough comes together.

If the mixture is too moist add 1 tbsp of flour and continue to knead adding more flour if necessary.

Cover dough with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 15 minutes.

After dough has rested separate into 12 balls.  Lightly flour your surface and begin rolling out each ball into a round, 1/8 inch thick circle.

Heat skillet or cast iron comal cook each tortillas 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

 

Blueberry Tortillas

by Sweet Life — Vianney Rodriguez

Makes 12

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup shortening

3/4 warm blueberry juice

Please follow above directions.

 

This recipe was originally published on July 3, 2010 at sweetlifebake.com


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