The other night for dessert I was thinking I wanted to do something with some flour tortillas I had in the fridge and needed to use up. So I thought of The Pioneer Woman's (PW) recipe for cinnamon crisps which are made from tortillas. I had it in my head that I was going to make a "dessert nacho" kind of thing. I planned to take the homemade baked cinnamon and sugar tortillas and break them up onto a plate and cover with some chocolate sauce and cut up strawberries. Voila! Dessert nachos.
But then when I was looking up Ree's (PW herself) recipe and she had hers with ice cream and I thought that looked so good. So I basically put the "nachos" on ice cream and boy were they good!
So I basically followed Ree's directions to make the tortillas, or crisps - but didn't take any photos until they were in the oven. So here are few photos of Ree's directions:
Grab a cookie sheet and place tortillas on there. Take melted butter and brush on the tortillas - making sure to coat REALLY well. Then flip them over and coat the other side too.
Mix up some cinnamon and sugar and coat the tortilla - again REALLY well.
Then flip over and coat the other side well with the cinnamon sugar mix.
She used the small size tortillas, and I only had the larger ones - but they still worked great! Then bake them in the oven until they're brown and crispy.
Here are photos from them in my oven and then when I took them out. There were some I was less "generous" with the cinnamon and sugar and they weren't nearly as tasty. So again - coat everything REALLY well! Lol
The tops of them will still look kind of "dusty" with the cinnamon and sugar like you see in the above photo, but the bottoms will kind of caramelize or crystallize with the sugar and look like this:
This is definitely how you want it to look on the bottom. Such a yummy flavor and texture!!
Then get creative with them. Make dessert nachos or a sundae or even fruit salsa and scoop them up with these "crisps"! Here's the recipe off of PW's site:
Brush butter on one side of the flour tortillas. Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar. Flip tortillas to the other side, then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar.
Bake for 15-17 minutes until very crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Break into pieces and eat as snacks...or serve with ice cream!
On another fun "sweet" note - have you seen the waffle bowls in the grocery store? The kind you can buy where the boxes of sugar cones are located? Well I found a box of mini ones the other day. They're so cute and perfect for a small treat - just 1 scoop of ice cream, or pudding etc. But Annie and I got creative and made a fun "treat" breakfast with them yesterday:
We filled them with the yummy strawberry banana yogurt she loves and then cut some banana slices on top for a delicious yogurt sundae! Life is too short not to make it sweet, right??