Chocolate tortilla chips {adapted from plain tortilla recipe}


Ingredients

300g plain flour (Organic bakers flour used here)

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 cup raw sugar-more or less you decide on the sweeetness

2 Tbsp dark baking cocoa powder

2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil or sunflower oil

3/4 c milk or warm water

Method:

  • Measure sugar into TMX bowl and blitz on Speed 10 for 10 seconds.

  • Add water.  Temp 37˚C, Speed 3, 1 minute.

  • Add the remaining ingredients and knead for 2 minutes.

  • Place the ball on a floured surface or mat.  Leave to sit for 30 mins.

  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts then cut those pieces in half to make 8 pieces.

  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball.

  • Roll each ball into a circle as thinly as you can.

  • Heat a heavy based pan over medium heat.

  • Dry fry each tortilla around 30 seconds on each side.

For soft tortillas:
Store in refrigerator when cool, in a ziplock bag.

For tortilla chips:
Cut each tortilla into 8 slices (like a pizza).  Place in a single layer on a baking tray and bake in oven for 4-5 minutes each side at approx 200˚C.


Interview with… {Take 7}


As the eldest lad was home for a “visit”, we thought we’d torture oops, I mean interview the eldest Mayhem child…

If you were a movie character, which one would it be?
Master eighteen: What? What? Whaaat? How am I supposed to answer that question? I have no idea.

*The faces he made with his answer were something else.  Just saying! :)

Why are manhole covers round?

Master eighteen: That’s a stupid question.

*So I’m guessing we got a stupid answer.  *sigh*

What is your favorite drink?
Master eighteen: Don’t have one.

*Juice.  He drinks JUICE.  Not softdrink or hot chocolate.  Disappointing!

What is your favorite movie song?

Master eighteen: Don’t have one.

*Of course he doesn’t. ;)

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Master eighteen: *sigh* Power to not be a superhero

*Blunt much? That’s my boy! :P

If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?

Master eighteen: Spend it.

*Well yes.  Duh!  All of it.  I’m sure some of it would be spent on his siblings though.  :D

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Master eighteen: Generally, I don’t.

*What CAN I say? Perfect. :mrgreen:

What do you like about camping?

Master eighteen: I don’t.

*Well for something he doesn’t like, he’s sure done a lot of it.  Willingly.

What is your favourite food?

Master eighteen: I don’t have a favourite food.

*All food is his favourite food!  It’s a boy thing, I’m sure.

What is your favourite game?

Master eighteen: I don’t have a favourite game.

*Other than being oppositional… I get it!  I should have guessed. :roll:

 

I’ll be the one in the corner twitching slightly until he’s safely on his plane back out West… Happy #IBOT!

 


Interview with… {Take 6}


Again interviewed over the phone, for extra amusement value… Master eight (the older one)…

If you were a movie character, which one would it be?
Master eight: I would be a… wait, does drama sort of count as a short movie? We’ve done two types of drama… (goes on to explain in depth the drama lessons he’s done at school recently)… (then says firmly) Tyler. I can’t think of a movie, but I’m choosing the name Tyler.

*I not sure this lad’s brain ever really slows down… I hope he remembers to breathe.

Why are manhole covers round?
Master eight: I don’t know.

*apparently this was his final answer and no further responses could be coaxed out of him! *sigh*

What is your favorite drink?
Master eight: Lemonade.

*It must be trait of having close siblings… to share favourite drinks!  There should be a scientific study carried out on this theory! :)

What is your favorite movie song?
Master eight: I can’t remember the song. But I’ve got another song. Radioactive. That’s not from a movie, it’s just a song.

*Tangents.  This child is infamous for them.  Wonder WHERE he gets that from? ;-)

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Master eight: (without hesitation) Fly, super strength and laser eyes. And super speed.

*So another on-the-spur-of-the-moment answer… right? NOT.  :P

If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Master eight: I’d buy a pool.

*Hope we’re all invited to the pool parties then… it’s going to be a doozy!

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Master eight: Small, smart, nice.

*Such a modest lad too… ;)

What do you like about camping?
Master eight: What I like about camping is that we get to enjoy the fresh air for longer and go bike riding for a long way.

*Apparently this isn’t available at home?  Oh?  I need to look into that. :roll:

What is your favourite food?
Master eight: Hmmm… Oh that’s tough. I have to say, um… I can’t remember. Oh, I remember! Pasta.

*NOT sushi!  Thought I should point that out.

What is your favourite game?
Master eight: Monopoly.

*Yes.  That.  Didn’t we ban it?  Fighting and disagreements galore.  Even WITH three games of it in one household… oops.

Indeed it’s that day again… #IBOT with Jess at Essentially Jess and hanging out with the Mayhem crew! ;)