Despicable Me Tortilla Chip Sombrero Copycat

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I'm pretty sure that almost everyone of us had two main thoughts after watching Despicable Me 2:
- I loved it!
- I need one of those nacho sombreros, and I need it now. 

Since finding a nacho sombrero in my local Mexican restaurant was harder than one would initially think, I decided to make one on my own! It came out pretty well, and it really tasted like tortilla chips! 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For the sombrero in the picture, I used the following ingredients. You may change the quantities if you want a smaller/bigger one.

- 150g of wheat flour (1 1/3 cups)
- 600g of cornstarch or, even better, cornmeal (5 cups)
- 450 ml of water (1 pint)
- 225 gr of margarine (1 cup)
- 1/2 tbsp of salt
- Some oil to "paint" the sombrero before baking it.
- Salsa, guacamole, or your favorite dip!

You´ll also need something to make the sombrero shape. Newspapers and aluminum foil should do the trick.

Step 2: Make the dough

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Making tortilla chip dough is not much harder than, simply, mixing the needed ingredients. However, it is important to follow some steps, in order to get a nice, consistent dough that won´t break as easily while you make the sombrero shape.

First, put both, the wheat flour and the cornstarch (or cornmeal) in a big bowl, mix them and "dig" a hole in the middle.

Afterwards, put the margarine and the salt in the hole you just made. Make sure that the margarine is nor too cold. In fact, melting it a bit beforehand will make the mixing way easier.

Mix everything well, until the mixture gets sort of a sand-like texture. Then, once again, make a hole in the middle of it and slowly pour the water in it, while you knead the dough. Take your time. Adding the water too quickly may spoil the dough. Keep kneading until you get a nice, firm dough that doesn't stick to your hands.

Now you have your tortilla chip dough ready. It's time to give it sombrero shape!

Finally I was wondering when someone was gonna make this


J-Five1 month ago

Cool, now make some robotic minions!

VivSluys made it!2 months ago
I made it but I decided to skip the instruction about covering the crown piece in wax paper...oops! I also took the suggestion to use cornmeal instead of corn starch. It's pretty tasty!

cool B-)

You should enter this in the baking contest!
Hahahaha this is awesome!:)
dangthelad1 year ago
All I can think of is that the Simpsons did it as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CWK5Tzss8Q
Yes! When I saw the movie I got elbowed in the ribs because I said, way too loud, "Oh My God I want that Guacamole Sombrero NOW!"
That is awesome!!! Looks exactly like in the movie!
Hope you win ;)
pojken1 year ago
Love it!
My 9 year old daughter wants to buy it from you and wear it to school lol. How fun would that be to wear to a cinco de mayo party?! Awesome job :)
Ahahaha! You win the internet today :D
HollyMann1 year ago
Great job!! :) Yum!
Kiteman1 year ago
Oh... that's... oh... wow...