Heirloom Blue Chalqueño Corn (Tlaxcala)

Heirloom Blue Chalqueño Corn (Tlaxcala)

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(Video above^^^From Milpa to Mesa–translation: “From Corn Farm to Table”–is a preview of the kernel-to-masa process that turns heirloom corn into fresh masa.)

Originating from the Chalco region of Estado de México, chalqueño varieties are peak masa texture. This particular varietal hails from Tlaxcala, about a two hour drive from Chalco. In our humble opinion, chalqueño produces a pitch-perfect table tortilla; it’s tender, pillowy—ethereal, really. While it can produce a fine recipe tortilla (i.e., for enchiladas, enfrijoladas, etc.) and can even be coaxed into totopos or tostadas, its highest and best use is for the kind of tortilla that puffs (i.e., a table tortilla).

It has a soft starch that you’ll want to monitor closely while cooking, lest it overcook. A perfectly-prepared chalqueño batch should yield a tortilla texture that gives soft, flour tortillas a run for their money.

The result is a chalqueño varietal that packs a bigger punch in flavor (think overnight oats topped with berries) with a solid textural range for table tortillas, totopos and brilliant tostadas.

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  1. Question

    Yims

    Is it possible to ship this to South Korea?

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      Masienda (store manager)

      Hi Yims,
      Thanks for your question. Yes, we can feel free to reach out to us at info@masienda.com and we’d be happy to coordinate it.

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  2. Brian G.

    Brian G. (verified owner)

    Always happy with the service. I find your videos helpful as I have over 20 Mexican cookbooks with some from Bayless, Kennedy, and Enrique Olvera and have seen cooking times from 2-35 minutes for masa for tortillas, while being cautious to avoid overcooking. Beware the gummy tortilla. I am self taught and love learning and currently process masa using the food processor and metate. Both blue varietals that I’ve ordered have had great corny flavor.

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  3. Jorge Bogantes

    Jorge Bogantes (verified owner)

    Amazing corny flavor and beautiful blue color tortillas.

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