Monday, November 14, 2011

Woot, New Things In the Works!

Howdy y'all! I've been working on some new things, of course, soapy stuff and knits, but also... My very own website! It's not much more than a launch pad, but it's all mine, so I'm pretty excited to have a place where I'm not one of millions, I'm the one. My site is Blog is being difficult today about letting me post a link. The website links back to this blog, to my BigCartel shop, and also has a link to contact me directly. I'm really happy with all of it, and the new shop is super neat. If you're a repeat customer, your coupon code "REPEAT" is also good over there, forever, and my current sale for 25% off with coupon code HOLIDAY11 is also fully functional over there. I have set all the shipping for a flat rate, so no matter how much you order shipping is never more than $4.75 for domestic orders and $13.25 for international shipping, and I still refund any overage.
I have all the holiday limited edition soaps listed in both shops, as well as the lip balms and shampoos, and my top sellers. I will be making more body creams today, and sugar scrubs, and perhaps even lip balms, if my evil toddler will let me do some work :) He's demanding TORTILLAS!!!! So, I'm sharing my recipe, so we can all have tortillas!

All measurements are approximate, I make these by eyeball measurements.
4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 Tbs vegetable shortening
1-1/4 cup warm water

Mix flour, salt, and baking powder well. With your hands, squish in the shortening until the mixture looks kind of like cornmeal. Pour the water in, and mix with a spoon until it is all absorbed, and the mixture forms a ball. Squish the ball a little to work in any crumbs or loose flour, then let it sit for 10 min.
Heat a cast iron skillet, or griddle, or other large flat pan over medium heat. Pull off a bit of dough about the size of a golf ball, and roll it with a heavy rolling pin until it is the thickness you like, anywhere from 1/32 to 1/8 of an inch is fine. Place the tortilla in the heated skillet, cook until it starts to puff and brown, flip, and cook the other side. Each side should take 1-2 minutes, if they're browning too quickly, or taking too long to cook, adjust your heat. This recipe makes a dozen 8-10" tortillas, or eighteen 6" tortillas.

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