homemade tortilla chips

Homemade tortilla chips

And a talk about why you are bad at making choices
homemade tortilla chips recipe

Ingredients

  • 120 g cornmeal
  • 120 g all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 130 g water
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric, optional
  • black pepper, freshly grounded
  • salt

Method

→ In a medium bowl blend the flours and turmeric, add water and stir with a spoon.

 

→ Once the flour has absorbed all the water, move the dough on the work surface and knead it for 2-3 minutes. Don’t worry if your dough is not perfectly smooth, the cornmeal gives it a rough texture.

 

→ On a floured work surface, cut the dough in two halves and roll each one into a 35-cm-large circle (1-to-2-mm-thick).

 

→ Heat a large nonstick pan and cook the tortillas for 30sec each side: they don’t need to be golden, just a little dried out.

 

→ Move the tortillas on a baking tray lines with parchment paper. Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, just on one side.

 

→ Preheat the oven at 180° C, cut your tortillas into small triangles and bake for 15-20min, or until your tortilla chips are golden and crispy.

 

→ While baking stir your chips once or twice, so that they cook evenly.

 

→ Serve warm, with hummus, baba ganoush or guacamole.

Notes

→ Once you cut your tortilla chips, you don’t need to bake them right away. If you are planning to serve them for a dinner party, make them in advance and bake at the last minute.

 

→ For those with a sweet tooth: brush with coconut oil and sprinkle with sugar. You’re welcome!

Creative talk

I can’t seem to find the discipline to watch a movie or serie on my own. In fact, I can’t even choose one. At least four platforms, a dozen genres, hundreds of titles and yet nothing sounds interesting enough to keep me locked to the screen.
Diving into a fictional world, sympathizing with the characters and imagining the possible plot entanglements used to be my thing, how come have I become so indecisive?

 

I read a study about how having too many options kept customers from buying jam. I guess it also acts as a movie-mood killer.

 

[Thoughts of a former binge-watcher who ate all the tortilla chips before pressing the play button.]

 

— Tea

 

→ Too many options are not people’s jam, explained here:

Iyengar, S. S., & Lepper, M. R. (2000). When choice is demotivating: Can one desire too much of a good thing? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79(6), 995–1006.

 

→ One serie I’m currently committing to watch is Attack on Titan. I’m not a big anime person, but I’m enjoying it so far. Thanks, Ambra and Leo!

keep wandering

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