Thursday, August 18, 2011

Homemade Tortillas


Everything is usually better when it is homemade and tortillas are no exception. These are perfect if you are in a pinch and realize that you forgot to buy tortillas at the store, or if you really just want a fresh, warm homemade tortilla. All it takes is 30 minutes, and trust me, it is worth it. They keep well and are still soft the next day (if you have any left!).   

Homemade Tortillas
Servings: 12

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
5 tbsp. olive oil
~1 cup warm water

In a food processor fitted with a dough blade, pulse the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add the olive oil and pulse until crumbly. With the food processor on, slowly stream in enough warm water until a ball of dough forms. Knead ~20 seconds. (The dough should be slightly tacky but still easy to handle). 

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pinch off golf ball sized pieces and form into balls. Cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray and let rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat a dry 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Using your hand, flatten the dough into a disk. Using a rolling pin coated in flour, roll out each disk into a very thin circle. Transfer to the pre-heated skillet and cook over medium heat for ~20 seconds, or until the top begins to bubble and the bottom is golden brown. Flip over and cook for another ~2o seconds. Remove from heat and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm.

Source: adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

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