Tortilla-making with Doña Lidia / Saturday March 13, 1-2pm Guatemala time (2021)


No meal is complete in Guatemala without freshly-made corn tortillas! Traditionally made with dried corn (best if you grew them yourself!) that is soaked overnight and then ground at the town mill that same morning. The masa is then made by hand into the circular tortilla shapes, and toasted on a comal.

Don't have dried corn, a town mill, a comal, or an open-fire kitchen? Don't worry, Doña Lidia is adapting the traditional recipe so that you can make fresh tortillas out of Maseca corn flour, which is readily available internationally. 

Feel free to join us on Zoom as a household for this kid-friendly activity. Doña Lidia speaks English, and we will have bilingual staff available to help if necessary. Moderated by Mari. We will be sending the Zoom information a few days before the class along with some preparation information. Please have Maseca flour ready.

After the class, we will be sharing some handwoven Tapacanastos being sold by Doña Lidia. These are beautifully-decorated textile pieces used traditionally to cover tortillas in order to keep them clean and hot. 

We will not be recording this session for privacy reasons (children).

Maximum number of participants: 12

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