Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tortillas!



I LOVE making tortillas!  It's super cheap, so when my hubby and I lived in a 350 square foot apartment and his $8/hr a job was our only income we made a lot of tortillas.  


You'll need: 
  • 2 cups of bread flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • 2 tbsp of Crisco
  • A dash of salt

First mix the dry ingredients up


Next add the crisco and mix it together until you get a crumbly mixture.  This is easiest if you use your hands.


Next add your water and start kneading it.  Put some flour on your hands before starting the kneading process.  It'll take a good few minutes to knead.  You want your mix to be a little sticky by the end.  Add water if it isn't sticky enough and add flour if it is too sticky.

Set your mix aside for 30 minutes, so that it rises slightly.  Next you'll knead it a few times before rolling out the dough.  Take a palmful of dough out at a time and roll it out with a rolling pin.  When you have all of your tortillas rolled out start cooking them on either an electric griddle or on your stove top at medium to high heat. It's time to flip your tortilla when you see it bubble.  This will only take a few seconds.


Here is a finished tortilla.  It totally looks like a pumpkin!

I made these the other day with some chorizo sausage, red peppers, eggs and cheese.  It made for a delicious night with friends!   If you want to make these ahead of time for breakfast another day, then make your burritos, place them on a pan and flash freeze them for about an hour.  After an hour in the freezer then you can take them out and place them all in plastic bags.  You could make a batch of these on Sunday night and have breakfast prepared for the week.

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