Wednesday, October 13, 2010

quesadillas florales


quesadillas florales



edible flowers and herbs harvested from my garden this morning


rose, geranium, lavender, day lily, marigold, mint



Once again I turn to John Sedlar for inspiration. After a most enchanting lunch at his restaurant Rivera in downtown Los Angeles, we fell head-over-heels for his Modern Southwest Cuisine. The chef serves tortillas florales with "indian butter," a spread made from avocado. Here, I take his idea to embed flowers into the masa and make decorated quesadillas filled with brie.


making tortillas



2 c. corn masa flour
maiz seleccionado y nixtamalizado
(selected corn treated with lime)



sprinkle 1/4 t. sea salt



add 1 1/4 c. water, mix thoroughly to form a soft dough



form masa into a ball



cover masa with damp cloth, let rest 5 minutes



take a piece of dough



roll between the palms to form a ball



cover masa balls with a damp cloth to keep moist



tortilla press



place a sheet of plastic wrap on the press, place one ball in the center, cover with another sheet of wrap
close lid and press down on lever



open lid, remove top layer of wrap


decorating tortillas



rose and marigold



rose, geranium and lavender



rose and mint



after placing the decoration, re-cover the tortilla with wrap, apply the press again



leave tortillas in individual wrappers until ready to cook


making quesadillas



slice brie, remove most of the rind



heat an ungreased skillet or comal over medium-high heat


add tortilla to the pan, cook about 5o seconds on each side



keep tortillas warm between folds of cloth napkins



cook plain tortillas, top with slices of brie



when brie starts to melt, top with a decorated tortilla



slice quesadillas into quarters



pour refreshing beverages
and serve quesadillas florales!



Lori Lynn

Taste With The Eyes

9 comments:

Evermetta

Wow! The edible flowers look too beautiful to eat. Great creation :D






Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi,

Can we use roses for this??wow..amazing...

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

delokos

Beautiful and surely delicious!

Really wonderful, congratulations!

Cynthia

LL, you have outdone yourself on this one. Ah this is so beautiful!

mangocheeks

These are original and so beautiful. shame to eat them, but we must.

:)

Lori Lynn

Yes, I used roses and geraniums and mint and lavender and marigold and squash blossom in all those photos (from my garden). Make sure there are no chemicals or pesticides.
LL

WizzyTheStick

What a pretty idea.

honeybeeluvsjackfruit

This is incredible. Striking presentation! Love your photography also.

HarriC

Hi Lori Lynn, I really like your step-by-step approach in your posts. These tortillas are absolutely gorgeous. I have to say I had no idea there was such an expansive range of edible flowers.

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