October 2, 2011


This is Margarita. Isn't she lovely....

And this is what she taught me how to make today. Deliciously fantastic sopes!

Margarita's husband, is a dear friend of Chef, he considers them family.

And it's easy to see why....
They not only have hearts of gold, but they share so much warmth. They are my family now too...I am so very proud to say!!

And what better to do with family, than enjoy each other's company and cook some delicious Sopes.  When Margarita offered to show me how to make them, well suffice to say that I jumped at the chance. Actually, Chef's sisters and I all jumped at the chance. :)

So, Margarita, showed us how to measure the Maseca (pour it all in)
-and the water (that seems to be enough)
-and add the salt (a big mixing spoon full)

She knew exactly how much of each ingredient to add, and with a big smile and lots of patience showed us how to mix it, form the masa and cook them.

I started to take notes but hands on worked much better and in no time the four of us make a huge batch of deliciousness called Sopes. Yummmmm...and chef approved :)
I don't have an exact recipe to share, but did find this from the Maseca website, which seems pretty much in line with what we did.  So here is is, sharing what was shared with me, with love...

Enjoy! -- We did that's for sure :)

4 cups MASECA Amarilla® corn masa flour
2½ cups water
½ teaspoon salt

Combine MASECA Amarilla, water, and salt and knead for five minutes or until masa is no longer sticky. Divide into 20 small balls. Flatten into thick tortillas approximately three inches in diameter. On a hot skillet or griddle, cook each sope for one minute and then turn; cook until golden. Repeat with remaining masa balls.

Hold each sope with side first cooked facing up; pinch edges to make a border. Be careful as sopes will be hot. Cover with a cloth to keep sopes warm and moist. Oh, and I forgot the last step! Heat up a frying pan, medium heat is fine, brush or sprinkle a little bit of cooking oil on the bottom and top of the sopas and heat up on each side. They'll have more crispness and be a tad bit darker. Serve warm. Top with beans, meat, cheese, etc

1 comment:

  1. What a blessing this day was for us all, especially me.. surrounded with people that I love dearly, especially you my love. Oh , you forgot the last step in recipe on frying the sopes :) Love Babe!!