Monday, November 2, 2009

homemade tortillas

*Homemade Tortillas*
In a effort to save $, I make our bread and baked goods from scratch. I've made homemade tortillas a few times, they are sooooooooo good! They are a bit time consuming to make, but if your kids are old enough to help, it's fun:)
What I use-
3c flour (white, wheat, or a mix of the two)
1Tbs. baking powder
1tsp salt
3Tbs veggie oil
1c hot water
Mix it all together and form a ball, if you use whole wheat flour you may need to add a little more water. Grab a small ball (maybe a little less then a donut hole) and smooth out a bit in your hand. Roll with a rolling pin on a floured surface until round-ish, flat, and thin.
On an ungreased preheated griddle (I use cast iron/ medium heat) cook the tortilla until bubbles start to form, flip over and briefly cook.
Experiment with the thickness of the tortilla and how well you like it cooked. I was all proud of myself when I could finally get them really thin, but discovered I like them a bit thicker and not too well done:)
Give it a try!


Cadi said...

I'm gonna try that!!! :-) Glad I found your blog. Lovely here. :-)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I have baked all of our bread for many, many years, but never had much luck with tortillas. I will have to give your recipe a try. Thanks!

Kate said...

just stumbled upon this, will have to try it some time. How many tortillas does the recipe make? Seems like that would be about a dozen?
When I was growing up, my family never knew that you need to heat up store-bought tortillas for them to be fully cooked. So in my memory tortillas were not all that tasty. Corn tortillas were unbearable raw, but now that I know how to use them they are good for meals or snacks and very cheap. Flour tortillas cost more, especially wheat... but I'm still not convinced this would save us money. If the quality is as noticeable as the difference between store bought and homemade bread, though it would definitely be worth it for certain meals!