It started as a Taco Tuesday experiment but it turned out to be so yummy that I must share it with you now. Delicious and authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas infused with homegrown currants and beet root. The mild sourness of the currants and a perfect balance to the otherwise pretty neutral-tasting white corn flour tortilla. Besides, it turned out to be a brilliant way to give the tortilla a beautifully rich and natural red color.
To be honest, this recipe is a true local adaption to the classic white corn tortilla recipe. Just like white corn doesn't grow anywhere in Germany, berries aren't native to Mexico. But since we have the ability to access the delicious and authentic white corn flour, why not spice it up with the local produce we have. And maybe we can even inspire some Mexicans to become more creative in the kitchen and flavor their taco with fruits and veggies we have never heard or see in Germany! :)
Tortillas are actually super easy to prep and require very little ingredients. The only things you need is water, salt and original corn flour for the base recipe. Plus beet root powder and currant-chia jam of course, if you want to add more vitamins to your "masa" and make it look beautifully pink like I did in this recipe.
Harina de Maíz: I purchased mine from a store called MexGrocer as they sell the flour comparatively cheap in large quantities. However, for a smaller portion size, Amazon and Rewe are also good choices.
Beet Root Powder: The Spirulina I am currently using is from Sevenhills Wholefoods
Chia: I love to purchase my Chia from 1001Frucht.de, the local company I absolutely love for the quality foods
Vanilla: The best fresh ground Vanilla in the world
Tortilla Press: I purchased mine on Amazon
As you know, I love Mexican Food more than any other cuisine in the world. If you feel like exploring more of the culinary culture of my second home, here are some of my favs:
I hope you enjoy your very first berry corn tortilla experience as much as I did. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
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