Simple, delicious, Belizean-style homemade flour tortillas.
When I was in primary school I would often ride bikes with my best friend into town. Our first stop was always by the old market in Corozal Town, where his mother had a mini-kiosk-diner. She was a very large, Garifuna woman. I can still remember her unorthodox method for making Belizean flour tortillas. Ms. Z would start with a little ball of dough but she would toss the dough high into the air and gradually spin out a perfect circle of dough. Her success rate was 100%.
What sets the Belizean Tortilla apart?
Belizean tortillas, on the whole, are generally thicker and less stretchy than Mexican flour tortillas. They are also slightly more bread-like in texture and therefore well suited to be paired with BBQ chicken or Belizean stewed beans. Traditional Belizean flour tortillas are not well suited for making burritos because they lack the stretch required, however, if more fat is added, the tortilla will gain the stretch required.
What follows is a very simple recipe for making Belizean style flour tortillas. Leave us a comment and tell let us know how this recipe worked for you!