How to make Homemade Flour Tortillas
Easy to Make Tortilla
The Best Tortilla Recipe
I have tried many tortilla recipes but somehow they never turned out the way I wanted them to. This recipe is perfect, tortillas just the way I like them.
I am very stubborn, especially when it comes to foods that I like. When I decide to make something from scratch , I do not stop until I come up with a perfect recipe.
I never quit in my quest for good food. This particular recipe took many tries to perfect. In Croatia tortillas are pretty expensive compared to the US. Not only do home made tortillas taste better, but it is also more cost effective for the budget conscious.
Home made easy to cook Tortilla Recipe
Very Versatile Tortilla
Tortillas are originally made with maize flour.
Even though I like corn tortillas, I find that flour tortillas, are more versatile
and tasty with loads of different ingredients.
You can wrap tortillas with sausage and have them with chili or vegetables, stuff them with chicken or beef. Make burritos, chimichanga, fajitas , tortilla soup, pretty much anything. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to ways to eat tortillas.
Similar Flat bread in India
In India they have a similar flat bread called chapati , which is normally eaten with dalcha or curry. Chapati is also a good flat bread , it's a bit tougher and more floury then a tortilla.
Home made Tortilla
Easy to make Tortillas
Homemade tortillas are easy to make and they store very well. Just freeze your tortilla and it will keep for ages.
I like to make about twenty tortillas at a time and freeze them.
In case of emergencies, such as friends coming over unannounced in need of a quick meal, your kids bring their friends over and they get hungry. You yourself get back late from work, and don't feel like cooking, just heat a tortilla, throw in some cold cuts, tomatoes , lettuce, a good sauce, and that is all you need for a quick and healthy meal.
Hand Rolled Tortilla
If you like tortillas, I hope you try this recipe, super easy and quick.
Here are the ingredients
5 cups plain flour +1 cup for rolling.
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 and a half cups hot water
2 tbsp olive oil
Tortilla Waiting To be Rolled
Put 5 cups of flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, mix well
In another bowl put hot water and olive oil, mix
Pour the water into the flour one cup at a time. Mix the water into the flour and add another cup, continue this process until you have used up all the water.
Kneed the dough for about one or two minutes.
Roll the dough into 12 balls.
Leave in warm place for ten minutes.
Place a little bit of flour on the table and start rolling your dough out,
Into a 12 inch circle, be sure to add a little flour on the top and bottom of the tortilla while rolling, so that the dough doesn't stick to your rolling pin or the table.
Continue until all 12 tortillas are done.
Heat a non stick frying pan and cook one tortilla at a time, about a minute or less on each side.
You need the tortilla to have light brown spots on both sides.
It is very important not to overcook the tortillas, otherwise they will be hard and unbendable.
To store tortillas, after cooking, cool and freeze.
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