Thursday, January 14, 2010

sidetracked by snowflakes

We've been spending a good deal of time Welcoming Winter here recently. But Zeal was sad that the recent rains had melted all the snow away and his daily treks to the "sled run" were becoming less, well, just "less".
So I dragged him into the kitchen to help make some tortilla bowls to hold our favorite guacamole salad for dinner. Well, it wasn't really dragging since he was quite pleased that that would be our dinner.

Instead, we got inspired to use our tortillas for a sweet afternoon treat, Snowflake Crisps (his name for them).

Here's what we did:
1. Soak 1 flour tortilla in a pan of warm water with 1/2 teaspoon of oil. Remove from water after about 10 seconds and blot dry.

2. Fold tortilla in half and half again, and then in half again one more time (three times).

3. Cut on the folds as you would a paper snowflake.

4. On a cookie sheet with parchment paper, bake for about 5-10 minutes in 400 degree oven, or until slightly crispy.

5. Remove from oven. While still warm, brush with butter...

6. And sprinkle with sifted powder sugar or a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Or both :)

Yummy yummy snowflakes! And Zeal just loved the snowflake pattern left on the parchment.:

We never did get around to our tortilla bowls and ended up warming up leftovers. Something for tomorrow's dinner, I guess.

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