Monday, December 5, 2011

Guest Post: Ana from My (Newly)Wed Life and a Recipe


Hello, everyone!  I am so pleased to have Ana from My (Newly)Wed Life sharing her homemade tortilla chip recipe today.  I'll be back soon (promise), but in the meantime, I have some great guest posts lined up for you, about a variety of interesting topics. Stuff I know nothing about (I even learned a few things).  Stick around, and you might discover a new favorite blog:)  Please, don't be too shy to comment.  Guest bloggers (and absentee blog owners) love comments!




Hello, Erin's lovely readers!

I'm Ana and I blog over at My (Newly)Wed Life.
I'm thrilled to be here at Erin's blog today! 
One of the cuisines that my husband and I love to death is Mexican food. His roommates would even make fun of us for going having Mexican food every Saturday for lunch. 
Sometimes you are craving chips and salsa or quesadillas and it's too late to go to the store...
 that's when this recipe comes in handy!
It's a lot easier than you think!

Ingredients:
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp shortening
- 1 1/2 cups of warm water
- 2 tbsp oil
- coarse salt for seasoning chips.

Preparation:
-Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder until mixed well. Use your hands to combine shortening until you reach cornmeal consistency. Add water slowly in the flour mixture. Mix the dough until it all comes together.
- Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it for a few minutes. Divide the dough into 24 pieces and place them into a spare plate and cover with a dampened towel. 
- Heat a skillet to medium high heat.
- On a floured surface, take each dough ball and flatten them out with a floured rolling pin. They should get really thin! Transfer to skillet and cook until slightly browned. Cook both sides for about 45 sec.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. 
- Slightly brush oil on every tortilla. When you have about 10, stack them and cut through tortillas with 4 cuts to make 8 even chips. 
- On a large cooking sheet, arrange chips in a single layer. Season with coarse salt. Bake for about 11 minutes or until they browned on edges.
- Serve and enjoy! :)

*Recipe adapted from The fresh fridge

Thanks, Erin, for having me! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do :)

xoxo, Ana

9 comments:

ShinyPrettyThings said...

this look so delicious & easy!! thanks so much for sharing =]

Adele said...

Oooh! These sound so easy & i bet taste gorgeous!!
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High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Oh I love a good dip honey!!!! This looks like a winner!

Gawgus things... said...

I love mexican food so will definitely be trying these!XX

Ana said...

Thanks so much for having me, Erin! :)

aki! said...

Nice to meet you!


I've never made tortilla chips before! I always get them cause I'm lazy.

alicia said...

looks so good!

Bad Joan said...

Great recipe! Definitely want to try it!

GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com
http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

I am a big chips and salsa fan! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing, Ana!

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