To kick off your online cooking experience, your host chef will introduce himself and review all the ingredients and equipment you’ll need.
Tlacoyos are a pre-Columbian dish, and while no one knows exactly where the recipe originated, we do know it was a dish enjoyed by everyone, from emperors to the common people of the time. But what exactly are tlacoyos?
Similar to a tortilla or a huarache, a tlacoyo is a flat, fat bread made from masa. Corn masa has long been the basis of Mexican gastronomy, and by making dishes like tlacoyos, local cooks are preserving a tradition that dates back thousands of years.
You can top tlacoyos with anything you like, although the most traditional is with fresh salsa. The thickness of the tlacoyo means that it can handle your drippiest of wet toppings!
We’ve included some options for substitutes below, which will transform your tlacoyo into a creation of your own.
You will need:
- Food processor or large mortar
- 12-inch pan
- Cutting board
- Cheese cloth
- 1 clear plastic bag cut in two 12-inch sheets
- Griddle (or cast iron pan or regular large pan)
- 2 small bowls
- 1 large bowl
- 1 bottle of your favorite beer or a glass of wine (optional)
For the salsa:
- 3 big garlic cloves, peeled
- 3 grilled medium tomatoes
- 2 grilled jalapenos, sliced
- 1 fresh habanero
- ½ medium onion, sliced
- 3 branches of cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
For the toppings
- 2 nopales, thorns removed and julienne sliced (substitute 1 pound of okra)
- ½ onion, sliced
- 2 radishes, thinly sliced
- 2 branches of cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime
- 1 tsp cooking oil (use a neutral flavor, like canola, soy or vegetable oil)
- Mexican crema (substitute sour cream)
- Queso fresco (optional)
- 1 avocado (optional)
For the filling:
- 250g requesón (substitute ricotta cheese)
- ½ medium-sized carrot (finely grated, the finest you can)
- Salt to taste
- 2 leaves of epazote, very finally chopped (substitute 3 big leaves of basil)
For the corn masa (tlacoyo dough):
- 1cup of nixtamalized corn flour
- ¾ cup of water
Inclusions: Local, English and Spanish-speaking guide
Exclusions: Ingredients and equipment for the cook-along experience
Your Trip: For your online Urban Adventure experience, you will be in a small Zoom group of a maximum of 10 people.
Confirmation of booking: At the time of booking, you will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting. Multiple guests may participate from one device.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than 1 day before the experience will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly experience. Note that this cooking class requires the use of a sharp knife and blender. Children under the age of 18 may only participate with the supervision of a parent or guardian.