Posts filed under ‘Mexican’

Entry for Tasty tools: Muffin Tins

I’m really excited because this is effectively my first EVER entry to any food blogging event. 

It all started because of twitter… One of my tweets happened to have entered a “food blogging event” now what in the world was that supposed to mean?? Something that involves sharing AND cooking? wow. 

Thats when I came across IMBB

Is My blog Burning has a list of all upcoming food blogging events and that’s a great tool really. Just what I was looking for 🙂

Thats when I saw the tasty tools event hosted by Joelen. I thought that is was a really innovative idea!

A lot of food bloggers host events by highlighting different types of ingredients but sometimes we forget how critical the right equipment is to the success of your dish. I’m serious! for instance you may have all the ingredients for a dozen of cupcakes but if you don’t have a muffin tin.. you can’t make them! 😛 I know it may sound like a silly thought but seriously, think about it. I never thought about it either till I came across the Tasty tools event. 

So Joelen highlights one tool or should I say ‘tasty tool’ every month and you have to send in a recipe using that tool. So I made mine. 

To be REALLY honest this is the first time I made these. I practically invented these! 

I happened to visit the taco bell website (do not ask me why) and I saw the “New fully loaded taco salads” 

Here’s the description: A crispy tortilla bowl filled with seasoned ground beef, real cheddar cheese, hearty beans, crisp, shredded lettuce, diced ripe tomatoes, and reduced fat sour cream. 

I read this and basically thought “outside the Bun.”

Whatever I had to do, I had to do from scratch. Taco’s are deep fried and I seriously didn’t need that. Besides using an oven tool I could avoid the frying.

So I deicded to make baked muffin tin Tacos  or should I simply call them Bacos or Macos ?

 

Macos Recipe

What you need

1 cup of whole flour

1/4 cup rice flour

1 tbs olive oil

salt as per taste

paprika (optn)

water to knead

 

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C/320 F
  2. Mix all ingredients and form a soft dough.
  3. Sprinkle flour over a marble top and roll dough untill thin and virtually transparent. 
  4. Use a pastry cutter or a bowl to cut out a circle large enough to fit into your muffin tin. Prick with a fork.
  5. Place the round cut outs on to your muffin tin
  6.  Insert the cut outs into the muffin tin spaces
  7. Bake for 15-20 min till golden brown and crunchy.

Here you have it. Crunchy little baskets waiting for you to fill with something good. 

 

And some more pics

 

 

I filled mine with lettuce, refried beans and sour cream. Heaven 😀

 

 

 

They’re so tiny I couldn’t eat just one…

 

Maybe another? 

 

 

How about some dessert? 

Banana slices with nuttela. 

 

Ohh yes that was good.

My-eye view 😛

 

Ok now good bye ..here’s one for you!

 

April 28, 2009 at 6:20 am 6 comments

Huevos Rancheros

I love Mexican food. The spices, colors and textures are quite similar to Indian food and that’s why the ingredients are quite easy to find in my kitchen.

What I love is the liberal use of tomatoes which gives so much body to every dish.

I Made this great Mexican style breakfast dish today with a few modifications.


What you need: (serves 1)

2 med. sized tomatoes; peeled and finely chopped

1/2 an onion, chopped finely

1 green chili; finely chopped

1-2 cloves of garlic; peeled and chopped

1/4 tsp dried basil

1/4 a green bell pepper; finely diced

1/2 tsp of red chili powder

1/8 tsp of cumin seeds

2 tsp of tomato ketchup

1 egg

Salt to taste

What to do:

1.On a med-high flame, Pour a bit of olive oil in a wok and stir fry the onions,green chili, pepper and garlic for a bit put in the cumin seeds. Let it soften.

2. Add the tomatoes, basil, ketchup, red chili powder and salt and let it roast for a bit.

3. Cover and cook on a low flame for 10 min or so till soft and thick.

4. Put the sauce in a plate and top with a fried egg.

So that’s all! I had mine with a nice refreshing glass of OJ. what a way to start the day. 🙂

October 29, 2008 at 5:36 am 2 comments


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