Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Tortillas

In this household we run through tortillas, so I always try to keep a nice stock in the house. We use tortillas to make quesadillas, chips, sandwich wraps, pizza, and tacos (soft and hard shell). You know what, I've never tried to make those baked taco salad bowls, I should give that a try. Has anyone made their own before, and if so...what did you think?

Listen to me, I'm venturing off into something else...let's get back to the subject at hand....tortillas. 
Yeah, my family and I love having tortillas in stock, they're so convenient and handy for our household, and economically speaking--affordable. However, over this past summer, I decided to try my hand at making my own.
The photo shown is my first attempt at making tortillas over the summer.
I thought they came out pretty well for a first try, and since then my rolling skills have improved significantly.
We still purchase tortillas (I can't pass up, closeout specials of $.25 or $.50)from time to time, but I make tortillas at home more often than not...and it's pretty easy and very economical.
If you've never made your own tortillas, you should give it a try... they're delicious!!!
4 cups of All-Purpose Flour (I used Pajaritos flour, but you can use any All-Purpose flour of your choosing)
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons of Lard or olive oil
1/2 cup of hot water
Whisk the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard/olive oil with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough cones together. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces  and roll each piece into a ball. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well- floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place tortilla into the hot skillet and cook until bubbly and golden. Flip and continue cooking until golden on other side. Stack cooked tortillas on a plate or place in a tortilla warmer, and continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.
See that's an easy recipe...go try it and come back to share your results.
The recipe was provided by Pajaritos Flour and you can find the unbleached flour in select grocery stores or online at lehirollermills.com.
Have a Tasty Tuesday Day!!!!

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