Food & Fun Recipes
Tortilla in a Bag
- 1 ½ c flour
- ¼ t salt
- 1 t baking powder
- 3 T shortening
- ½ c hot tap water
- Place flour, salt and baking powder in bag.
- Close bag, and shake just a few shakes to mix.
- Add shortening and reclose the bag.
- Work bag with hands until the mixture looks crumbly and there are no large pieces of shortening visible.
- Open the bag, and add the hot tap water.
- Knead in the bag until the dough is one large piece and the sides of the bag come clean.
- Take the dough out of the bag, and divide into four pieces.
- Put the pieces of dough on the table, and lay the bag on top of them. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
- After resting time, roll or pat the dough into eight- to 10-inch circles.
- Place the circles on a griddle or frying pan heated to medium or medium high.
- Cook until dark brown spots appear. Turn and cook on the other side until brown.
- While the dough is resting, give each student a round piece of paper, approximately 10-in. diameter.
- Give students 3 minutes to list as many "round" things as they can. (Hopefully, tortilla will be one of their words.) You will create a list, also.
- After three minutes, all students should stand up. As you read your list of words, students must sit down if they have the same word that you have.
- At the end of your list, students who are still standing can each read one or two words from their lists.
- Tell students they have just classified a list of objects using the characteristic (or property) "round."
- Students can turn their paper over, cut their paper into a square and repeat the activity for the characteristic "square."