Note Masa flour, also known as masa harina, is a type of corn flour. Annatto paste, also known as achiote paste, is made from annatto seeds and other spices. Masa flour, annatto paste, pickled jalapeños and dried Mexican oregano are available from select grocers, Mexican specialty stores and Monterey Mexican Foods. Banana leaves are available from Asian grocers.
Gorditas are little fried or baked corn pockets that are like leavened tortillas. We've stuffed these with feta, herbs and puerco pibil, a festive Mexican pork dish. You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.