Snowflakes are a part of my life this time of year. And I have fond memories of making paper snowflakes as a kid in school in southern Arizona. That was before I even knew what snowflakes were. No longer innocent on this subject, I am sorry to say, now that I live in the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
One of the fun things I have done with my kids when they were little was to make snowflakes out of tortillas. Then, all you do is toast them until they are solid, brush them with melted chocolate and then sprinkle generously with powdered sugar for a fun (and messy) treat/work of art.
When the makers of those fabulous uncooked tortillas, Tortillaland, announced they were having a "tortilla art" contest, I knew I had to submit these.
All you do is fold up a tortilla into six parts or eight parts, just like you would if you were making a round paper snowflake. Then, you cut little squares, triangles and circles around the folds to make a snowflake. Then, unfold and toast your snowflake in a large skillet over medium low heat - turning frequently until fully crisp and toasty.
Next, brush on some melted chocolate OR some heated Nutella (my preference) with a pastry brush. While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle on some powdered sugar and - Voila! - edible art to impress your friends and neighbors!
The above photo is our submission for the contest sponsored by Tortilla Land "The Art of the Fresh Tortilla".
Wish us luck!
-- posted by Donna