Monday, November 25, 2013

Homemade Tortillas

I decided to try making my own tortillas.  Turns out they really aren't that hard to make! 

Recipe from: The Taste Tester

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup good quality olive oil
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp hot water
Combine the dry ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, add in the olive oil just until it makes the dry ingredients crumbly. Add the hot water little by little until your dough is soft and shiny but not sticky (you may even need a little more than 3/4 cup depending on humidity). Divide the dough into eight balls of the same size.  
Lightly flour a clean surface and a rolling pin. Use the rolling pin to roll each ball of dough into a 6-8" tortilla. Or if you own a tortilla press use that....I don't-yet.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook each tortilla for 1 minute on the first side. It should bubble up. Flip and cook for about 30 seconds on the second side. Remove to a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm. For best results store tortillas in a ziploc bag at room temperature (they stay softer this way) though you can also refrigerate them.

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