Archive for October 2010

Tortillas Tonight!

In a previous post – Answering The Age Old Question: “What’s For Dinner?” I talked about how grilled veggie wraps are a favorite in our household. This got me to thinking about making my own Tortillas for wraps instead of store bought. Home-made Tortillas don’t take much time to make and they certainly taste better than the commercial brand.

Veggie Wrap Dinner

What's for Dinner?

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4-6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
  • about 1 1/4 cups warm water

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add vegetable shortening. Use a fork or a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening or just do it the old fashioned way and use your hands. Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Now divide the dough into about 12 small dough balls. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes, longer if you like.

Now you can roll out the dough with your tortilla rolling pin. It is a good idea to dust each ball with a little flour just before you roll them out. Roll them out fairly thin.

Pre-heat you skillet to a medium heat and lay your tortilla on the hot pan. It takes just a few seconds to cook. Flip to the other side. When they are done it should have lots of nice brown speckles. Place them in a towel or plate.