Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Make Your own Tortilla's at Home!

Making your own tortillas is not an overwhelming task. You just have to think about doing it a few hours before you should need them or, better yet, you can make them days in advance and always have some on hand for a quick snack or dinner.

1 3/4 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup oil or shortening (I use olive oil)
1/2 cup warm water

 Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl. Stir in the oil or cut in the shortening until well distributed.

 Pour in the warm water and stir to make stiff dough. 

Knead well (3-5min.).

Refrigerate the dough 4-24 hours to make it easier to work with.

Dived the dough into 8 pieces and, with a rolling pin, roll out into 8-10" circles.

Cook quickly on an ungreased hot skillet or griddle flipping to cook both sides.

If to be used right away wrap in towel to keep warm until served. Or cool on drying rack and store in an air tight container; refrigerate or freeze.


Amy said...

Those look wonderful!! Thank you for sharing the recipe for the tortilla's. I want to try making them, and I think the tutorial was really nice and the pictures are great!! =)

Sister in the Mid-West said...

Thank you for the compliment! :) I thought making my own tortillas was fun and easy. I hope you give them a try and have a similar experience. Let me know how they turn out. :)

A Heart of Praise said...

I really like the step-by-step pictures! I've made tortillas once before when Graham and I were first married, but now with being so busy keeping up with our little people, I've come to rely more on store bought ones. I'd love to try making them again sometime. Thanks for sharing your recipe, maybe I could try making them with Abby on a day we are not too busy. She loves cooking with me! :)