yields 2 average cheese balls
2 packages cream cheese (8 oz each)
12 years ago I went to a church activity where a Mexican mother was teaching how to make tortillas. I absorbed it totally into my life. She was named Alba. It was a great class. See, I'm not above learning something new. I try to learn something new everyday...which usually means I actually do it about once a week.
Several months ago, my loving and adorable mother asked me to do a tutorial on tortillas. I am not totally all together perfect yet. I just remembered it today. So, as it is Tuesday and my cousin "String Cheese" who goes to ASU comes over just to hang out with me (yea, I know...she must REALLY like me)...on Tuesdays...we made tortillas together. This is the official tutorial for the rest of you who don't love me enough to drop everything and come over on Tuesdays. Or, just have other things in your life right now and have recently added a little bit of guilt to that list...I love you! Don't worry. I love the one on one with String Cheese. She plays a string instrument...and loves cheese. String Cheese... She's the coolest cousin.
I think she really loved seeing the blogging process first hand. She was laughing at me a lot...and that was just before we started cooking...then she was rolling!
She also loved her tortilla with extra, extra, extra cheese...go figure.
We used a tortilla mix... but you can also make your own!Tess' Homemade Tortilla Mix:
Hold up that uncooked tortilla so the folks at home can see how cool you are!
No need to use flour on the board. Just roll out into a 6-8 inch tortilla and cook on a moderate skillet (medium heat) until done (about 2 minutes on each side). It should bubble up like this...and look this artsy too...Cover with moist dishcloth to keep tender. I usually roll one out while one is cooking, and enlist the help of my two sons who adore the tortilla project! They don't make super round ones just yet, but it is so cute to see them getting all freaked out about their little tortillas! I think adults do a lot better...and String Cheese totally proved me right (as usual).
Serve warm with fresh salsa and lots of cheese...double that for any cool cousins who love cheese. Enjoy!
There you go. Thanks for the fun String Cheese!