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Spice It Up!

On a recent trip to Mexico to visit my family, I was so blessed to be able to receive a warm welcome back, and equally heart warming, my tías and primas (aunts and female cousins) shared some family recipes with me. Gorditas de Azúcar were made in our house all the time. Unfortunately, was not able to ask my Mom for her recipe before she passed, but now I have it and it will be a treasured recipe. 


2 cups flour
½ cup shortening or margarine (at room temperature)
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup milk
1 egg, lightly whisked


1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add the shortening or margarine and work it in with your hands. Gradually add in the milk and egg until dough forms. Make 12 dough balls, set aside.

2. Heat a griddle pan or comal to medium heat. With a tortilla press or with a flat plate, take 1 dough ball and place between plastic, flatten to about 3½ inches in width. Cook on hot griddle for 1 or 2 minutes per side until nicely browned. Serve warm with butter and or dulce de leche.

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Mexican Red Rice
Tacos al Pastor
Cheesy Chorizo Bread
Flank Steak Tacos
Frijoles Borrachos con Chorizo
Pork Chile Verde
Lemon Pepper Chicken Fajitas
Chorizo Pozole Soup with Lime Pickled Red Onions
Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Chip Chimichangas

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Comment by Sonia Mendez Garcia on October 14, 2012 at 11:09pm

Oh Valerie, I am so happy!!! Makes all this so worth while for me,you  have no idea.....thank for all your kind words...so happy I could help you relive those great memories!!!!...your pic is awesome, thanks for sharing!!!

Comment by Valerie Rocha on October 14, 2012 at 7:17pm

SO DELICIOUS!!!  I cried when I took a bite!!  Thanks again!

Comment by Sonia Mendez Garcia on October 14, 2012 at 1:23pm

Oh Valerie, how sweet...I am getting teary eyed as I read this....I felt the same way when I made this recipe at home for the first time last year....I talked to my sister about it and she told that she thinks my Mom used shortening and not Margarine....which I could see as true....but either way, they are sooooo good!!! Please let me know when you make them and share some pics with us!!!!

Comment by Valerie Rocha on October 14, 2012 at 1:14pm

Sonia, I am so excited that you posted this recipe!  My abuelita always made these gorditas and we used to put honey or jelly on them as well.  We would eat them for breakfast :).  In her recipe she used Bisquick (I think she cheated :).  I haven't been able to find a recipe that matches hers and my mom, sisters, and I have tried to remember how it went.  I am going to try making your recipe today!  I am so excited and can't wait to try them!  This has been the one food we have all been experimenting with over the years since she passed.  I'm expecting I will lose it when I take a bite out of one of these.  This was one food we could count on "Uela" bringing us every Sunday when she came to visit.  Thank you for this! <3

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