• Share

Sweet Tooth: Nana’s Sugar Tortillas

Some of the earliest memories I have are of food. Specifically, food that came out of my Nana’s kitchen. As incredible as it seems today, Nana used to make tortillas every day. We were spoiled beyond belief! One of the dishes she spoiled us with were these sweet tortillas de azucar

While we were at school, Nana was in the kitchen, getting ready for what is in Mexico our big meal, around 2 pm. As soon as we came home, we gathered around the kitchen table to enjoy lunch. She always made our favorite food, and always, there was a simple dessert, like these sugar tortillas.

These sweet little tortillas are a favorite treat of mine, comfort food at its best. They are like a cross between a cookie and a biscuit, and they are super fast to make if you use a tortilla press. Ask your little ones to help you press the dough. They will have a fun time doing it.

Vanilla was not present in Nana’s recipe, but I like the flavor when I use it. You can use extract or ground vanilla bean, which gives the dough a pretty, speckled look.

You cook these tortillas on the griddle, just like you do corn or flour tortillas. In just 25 minutes, you'll have a platter of treats ready to delight your little ones. If you eat them while they’re warm, they will be soft. If you eat them once they’ve cooled, they will be crispy. You decide how you like them best.

I cannot resist eating one or two as they come off the griddle! Store them in a tin to keep them nice and crispy, and serve them smeared with cajeta for dessert or plain with a cold glass of milk. Either way, they're delicious!

Tortillas de Azucar

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Get the full recipe.

Leave a comment