Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tortillas for 'Dillas

Sometimes I think we buy packaged foods not only because it is fast and easy, but also because we just don't think about making certain items ourselves. I was lucky to have A living upstairs for the last year for a number of reasons, one of which was all of the delicious types of breads and baked goods she managed to produce out of her fish broiler. Thanks to her I learned that it was possible to make English Muffins in a skillet, and she inspired me to try making my own flour tortillas.

They were surprisingly fast and easy to make, and definitely tasted better than the packaged ones at the store. Some got filled with enoki mushrooms and cheddar, and others with green olives, homemade soysage, and cheddar. Yum.


Kevin said...

You tease..

Where's the recipe?

LJ said...

Sorry! :) Here ya go - I used a less traditional (no lard) veggie-friendly recipe:

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and let stand for 20 minutes.

Form dough into a ball, then place onto lightly floured countertop. Divide into 1-inch balls. Flatten each ball into a round, and, with a rolling pin, roll out lightly on one side.

Over high heat, place cast-iron skillet (worked for me in a regular non-stick frying pan). Cook tortillas in ungreased skillet for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip once and cook other side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.

Kevin said...

Thanks muchly.. I'm definitely going to try that one out. They look entirely too tasty..

LJ said...

Let me know how they turn out!