Growing Up Agrarian

We are four Christian, homechurched, homeschooled, homesteading, agrarian children growing up in Central Texas on a Ranch. We are Tracy,(15) Jennifer,(10) Robert,(9) and Sarah(5) Bunker. We also have one more brother, Thomas Shepard Bunker, who is in the courts of glory. We like to read books, raise animals, and play on the land. Tracy will be writing about the stuff we do. We hope you enjoy our Adventures!

7.30.2008

Mesquite Coffee, Tea and.... Tortillas?

Howdy Y'all!

It's Tracy Bunker here today with a new breakthrough! Introducing.......

MESQUITE TORTILLAS!!

Just grind lightly roasted, snapped mesquite beans in a grinder and sit out seeds ( they seem to be too hard for the grinder to crush) the mesquite will be a rough floury consistency. They might also be a little sticky. The less you roast them, the more sticky they will be. Here is the recipie I use :

1/2 cup mesquite granola ( we will be adding more and more with each batch hoping to overcome the flour competley)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup of hot water

Combine all dry ingredients and mix well. In a smaller bowl, place water and oil ( I know these will not mix, but this is my method) Pour wet mix in a circle motion into dry mix. Stir thoroughly with a fork (it will look dry but only add water if it does not clump up) Mix with your hands and add water until it is soft but not sticky. Roll into a neat ball and grab as much as you can in your hand with your fingers touching the bottom of your palm with your thumb extended. ( If that makes sense) Roll into neat ball and repeat until your dough is divided into equal parts. Flour flat surface and rolling pin lightly and roll into 8 inch circles. Heat a cast iron comal and cook until freckled on both sides. Put into a covered container with a towel to absorb any moisture from steam.

These have a great cinnamon taste with a nice healthy look to them (they are light tan instead of pasty white).

It has been kind of cool here this evening, but I have not checked the exact temp.. It sprinkled this morning. Praise The Lord! The cloud cover was wonderful. And it kind of clouded up this evening, too. We have been sleeping on the deck a lot lately becuse the camper has problems cooling off.

The rabbits have been overheating a lot lately so I dip them in water and rub their ears with ice. They get really hot really fast and it is a chore to keep up with their hydration.

Stay Tuned! Pictures of the tortillas and a Praying Mantis that loves Robert coming up!

The Oldest Bunker Child

1 Comments:

Blogger Danielle said...

The tortillas were the best tasting treats! Just the right bit of flavor!

11:45 AM  

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