Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I finally made 'em!

Tortillas! We go through tortillas at our house so quickly! I almost never have any on hand when I really need them for a meal. It's been in the back of my mind for a long time that I could learn how to make them. So, today I set out, just me and google, to find the best recipe. I have no idea if this is actually the best since it's the only one I've tried, but these were amazing! (I made the whole-wheat version.) I don't think I'll even try other recipes...I'm stickin' with this one!
I found it on a blog of a homesick Texan...that's a good sign, I'm sure! Here's the recipe! Hope you enjoy!

Texas Flour Tortillas
Two cups of all-purpose flour (I made them whole wheat by substituting one cup of whole-wheat flour for white flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
3/4 cups of warm milk

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and oil.
Slowly add the warm milk.
Stir until a loose, sticky ball is formed.
Knead for two minutes on a floured surface. Dough should be firm and soft.
Place dough in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap for 20 minutes.
After the dough has rested, break off eight sections, roll them into balls in your hands, place on a plate (make sure they aren’t touching) and then cover balls with damp cloth or plastic wrap for 10 minutes. (It’s very important to let the dough rest, otherwise it will be like elastic and won’t roll out to a proper thickness and shape.)
After dough has rested, one at a time place a dough ball on a floured surface, pat it out into a four-inch circle, and then roll with a rolling pin from the center until it’s thin and about eight inches in diameter. (If you roll out pie crusts you’ll have no problem with this.) Don’t over work the dough, or it’ll be stiff. Keep rolled-out tortillas covered until ready to cook.
In a dry iron skillet or comal heated on high, cook the tortilla about thirty seconds on each side. It should start to puff a bit when it’s done.
Keep cooked tortillas covered wrapped in a napkin until ready to eat.
Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, over your gas-burner flame or in the oven wrapped in foil.
While you probably won’t have any leftovers, you can store in the fridge tightly wrapped in foil or plastic for a day or so.
Makes eight tortillas.


peter marie said...

These sound amazing!! I am going to try them sometime....maybe after the holidays. RJ would love them.
So do you ever make macaroni and cheese or a frozen pizza??:)