In the middle of March, with snow falling on the ground (unseasonably for our area!), we decided to cheer things up with the flavours and colours of a Mexican fiesta.
The menu: Refried beans, homemade tortillas, guacamole, tortilla soup and chicken mole.
The highlight: Making tortillas! You will need a tortilla press, but that’s part of the fun, and once you start making fresh tortillas, it’s very, very hard to go back to the frozen, tastes-a-bit-like-a-cardboard box, storebought corn tortillas.
The lesson: Mole is much harder than you think to make! For some of our guests, it was adequate, but it did not have the complexity of flavours that I will expecting, even though I had gone to a Mexican specialty shop and bought a range of dried chiles. The mole recipe is not included here….