Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20-30 minutes
Makes: 12 biscuits
Note: Adapted from "Bon Appetit Y'All," by Virginia Willis. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, chives or parsley if you like.
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon each: salt, sugar
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup mayonnaise, such as olive
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously oil or spray 12 standard muffin tins to coat them well.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix in milk and mayonnaise just until a thick batter forms.
Divide dough evenly among muffin tins. Bake until golden brown, 20-30 minutes. Cool on wire rack, 5 minutes; remove from tins. Serve warm. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
Here's a "Pro" lineup to get you started:
12-inch flour tortillas, warmed
Beans, refried or whole black beans, drained, heated
Pork al pastor or pork stew (al guisado)
Sauteed chicken or steak strips
Chopped lettuce or cilantro
Salsas: Savory and sweet, medium and hot
Pork al pastor for burritos
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Makes: 8 servings
Adapted from "Burritos: Hot on the Trail of the Little Burrito" by David Thomsen and Derek Wilson, the al pastor produces a firm pork. For a saucier, more tender version, consider the stew version that follows.
4 dried California or New Mexico chilies, stemmed, seeded
2 dried pasilla chilies, stemmed, seeded
2 whole cloves