The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook Book Review
|The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook: 125 Recipes for All Kinds of Make-Your-Own Tortillas--and for Burritos, Enchiladas, Tacos, and More
|Harvard Common Press
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|$24.99 Paperback, $14.74
Homemade tortillas are nothing like the store bought variety, and, thanks to Dottie Griffith in her excellent cookbook, The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook: 125 Recipes for All Kinds of Make-Your-Own Tortillas--and for Burritos, Enchiladas, Tacos, and More, anyone can make them successfully at home. While the book shows how to make corn tortillas which are generally thought of as more difficult, there is a primer on flour tortillas as well. The step-by-step instructions are excellent, and there are several recipes for different varieties such as Blue Corn Tortillas, Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Flour Tortillas, and Black Bean Tortillas. There are several recipes for tortillas made with different grains, as well as gluten-free tortillas.
Besides tortillas, the book features fillings, sauces, salsas, and specialty items such as Ground Beef Filling, Beef Brisket Filling, and Fajita Filling. There is also a recipe for homemade chorizo sausage. Also included are recipes for basic beans, an excellent New Mexico Red Chili Sauce, Mole, and a delicious tomatillo salsa which can be prepared either cooked or uncooked (we like the cooked version and it lasts longer in the refrigerator). There are several other salsas, too, as well as sauces for dozens of yummy Mexican main dishes.
For those who love Mexican-style munchies, the book features recipes for Nachos, Flautas, Quesadillas, and other snack-type specialties. The recipes are easy to follow and are cook-friendly so that almost anyone can successfully make them. Interesting articles like The History of Tortillas, and trivia make the book a fun read, too.
Quite honestly, this is a “must have” cookbook with step-by-step basics, mouthwatering meal ideas, and almost anything imaginable to put on a tortilla. Highly recommended, this book will be used constantly.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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