Each week we are going to be doing a limited run of special varieties of corn we have smaller quantities of. In some cases we will only be offering what's on special once per calendar year.
For this week's special we are making hominy, masa, and tortillas from Masienda's Olotillo Blanco
1 kg Hominy = $5
1 kg Masa = $6
24 ct Tortillas = $10
More on this corn variety from Masienda:
Our top-selling varietal, this olotillo is grown in the mountainous coastal region of Oaxaca and is the same corn we use to make our Masienda heirloom corn tortillas and Chef-Grade Masa Flour. We have found that it has a slightly higher natural oil content, making for a more concentrated, decadent corn flavor that lingers on your palate. Olotillo is a workhorse that will produce a balanced masa, no matter the final application; it contains a light, floury starch for a pillowy table tortilla and a dense enough body for making perfect tostadas, totopos and recipe tortillas (i.e., tortillas meant for enchiladas, enfrijoladas, etc.) that don’t absorb excess oil when fried.
*all pictures for this special are credited to Masienda.
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All our products are made fresh each week. Our order cut-off is noon every Monday.
Orders received by noon on Mondays are nixtamalized Monday afternoon and then rinsed, ground, and baked Tuesdays.
Orders placed for pick up are available between 3 and 5pm Tuesdays.
Our reduced crew are following strigent food safety protocols. All your orders are handled with (frequently washed) nitrile glove-covered hands. Your order will be in a dedicated box, bag, or tote depending on size, and can be brought to your vehicle curbside, or else left for you on a dedicated shelf in the front of our shop.
If you're receiving your order by mail, you should see it arrive by Thursday afternoon for most locations in New England, or else by Friday afternoon for most other locations east of the Rockies.
If not eating right away, please be sure to refrigerate your order upon receiving it. These fresh-made products should last at least seven days in your fridge, and up to 3 months in your freezer with no ill-effect.
Be sure to check out our 'How-To' page on recommendations for re-heating your tortillas.