Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flour Tortillas

In my craze to try and make things fresh and at home, I decided to experiment with flour tortillas. The inspiration was my new tortilla maker given to me by my parents. The results were so yummy that I will be making more!

Here is recipe that I adapted from one found on All Recipes. I changed to my tastes. You can do the same. I think I'll experiment more next time by adding spinach and other fun ingredients.

Home made Flour Tortillas
Makes one dozen

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon low fat butter
  • ~3/4-1 cup hot water
  1. Mix the flours, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in butter with your fingers until it appears to be a crumbly mixture.
  3. Add in the water and mix until the dough comes together. You can either knead it by hand or using the stand mixer until it is smooth.
  4. Divide the dough into 24 small balls and roll out into circle. Roll out one at a time using a little bit of flour. Keep the other balls under a towel to prevent drying.
  5. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Put rolled out tortilla and cook until golden. Flip and cook on both sides. Place on plate under a towel to keep them soft.

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