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                         MEL'S GORDITAS I *MJNT73C*
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Tex-Mex                          Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Melanie Miguel
    3 1/2  cups          Masa harina or maseca
    1      cup           White flour
    4      tablespoons   Shortening or butter
    2      teaspoons     Baking powder
    2      teaspoons     Salt
    2 1/4  cups          Very hot water
 
 Mix all ingredients well with an electric mixer in the above order, start on sl
 ow,
 end on high.  Beat until the masa accumulates around the beaters in a big clump
 .
 Using a tortilla press and 2 pieces of reynolds wrap, proceed as if making
 tortillas, using balls of masa about 1 3/4 in diameter, and pressing out to a
 thickness of about 1/8". Then, bake the tortillas on a griddle on medium high,
 flipping 2x. There should be light brown spots on both sides.  When ready to fi
 ll,
 fry about 10-20 seconds on each side in hot oil, until they are puffed up. Lay 
 on
 paper towelling, cool slightly, and cut open the 2 layers about 3 at the top o
 f
 the tortilla and stuff with filling. See fillings. Serve immediately.
 
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