Giant Dorito

by Barry Lewis


4 tortillas

100ml water

150g parmesan, finely grated

1tbsp smoked paprika

1tbsp smoked garlic

1tbsp chilli powder

You guys must like Doritos as i’ve had loads of requests to make a giant dorito – aka a Doro! Apparently also used for a Jurassic Park promotion too, mine is made from scratch and will be fun at a party! If you fancy making one, considering here that I did not have the corn flour masa harena to harina and it is baked, it worked really well! The most important thing is to get the dough as thin as you can so that it crisps up when you bake it and also to take your time and let it cool before flipping as it could be delicate and snap!

If you have some masa harena flour, great! You’ll need around 200g of the flour or simply whizz up some corn tortillas in a high power blender! Whizz away until fine crumbs are achieved passing it through a sieve if you wish. Just get it as smooth as you can. Add a little water at a time into a mixing bowl with the flour, it should come together like a dough, but you want it to be nice and smooth and not very wet. Mix it for a few minutes to achieve this, too much water can only really be prevented by adding more flour.

So roll this out on a sheet of baking parchment with another piece on top. Get it nice and thin, rolling it to roughly the shape of a triangle. Lift it into a baking tray and trim excess to neaten the triangle. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 180c or 160c fan or equivalent until firmed and lightly browned, remove from the oven, let it cool a little so it firms up, then flip over and bake the other side. You should have a nice crispy tortilla but don’t burn it!

Meanwhile mix the cheese, herbs and spices together in a bowl, this will be your topping. Rub it into the dorito once cooled and bake for a few minutes to warm through (it should already be crisp!), flip over when safe to do so and season the other side then bake again for a few more minutes. That should be it! If you want you can double the flavour by patting some of the seasoning into the dough during the first bake, but only a little will be needed.

So there you go, a homemade giant dorito or a Doro! Change the seasoning for different flavours and remember if you want more fun giant food project ideas check out that section of the website.