Simple Homemade Tortillas
Today, I have a simple recipe to share that's a staple around here - tortillas! With only 5 ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen, you can whip up delicious tortillas for tacos, egg wraps, quesadillas, or just a simple tortilla with cheese like my boys enjoy. (Please note: I found this recipe online several years ago, and I couldn't find the site today to give credit. If anyone knows where it comes from, I would be glad to give credit to the source.) So, whet your Mexican taste buds & grab your rolling pin!
3 c flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup oil
1 cup hot water
Directions: Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil and mix until the mixture is crumbly. Add the water to form a dough ball. Let set for 30 minutes (or in the fridge overnight). Divide into 12 small balls. Roll out with a rolling pin, and fry in a dry skillet.
My notes: I use 1 cup of wheat flour and 2 cups of white flour. The wheat flour does make them a bit more difficult to roll out; the dough is just a bit stiffer. The water can just be hot water from your tap - no need to boil or anything. I tried doubling this, and it works fine, but my arms were sore the next day from rolling out 24 tortillas. Perhaps I'm just a bit wimpy, but 12 is a lot more doable. Although, 12 will be gone in NO TIME once your family tries them. I'm not sure why these are so much better than store-bought, but my guess is the lack of preservatives. On that note, I do store leftover ones in the fridge.
So, taco night, anyone?
Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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