Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Homemade Tortillas and all of the fixings!

I have to say that I will NEVER buy store-bought tortillas EVER AGAIN.  Making my own was just too easy and too delicious to ever do anything else.  I got the recipe from Mark Bittman and topped mine with jalopeno infused cheese from the farmer's market and some roasted tomatillos and anaheim peppers but you can pretty much do anything!

Some ideas for use:

Peanut butter and jelly wrap
Hummus and veggies wrap (add turkey or ham and even some cilantro!)
Scrambled eggs and cheese
Taco night
Mini pizzas

Ingredients (makes six 8 inch tortillas)

1 1/2 cup flour (more if needed)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup warm water (more if needed)

1) Combine flour and salt in food processor
2) Pulse in the butter until butter and flour are well mixed (about 1 minute)
3) Add water slowly while processor is running and mix until all ingredients form a ball in the bowl
4) Remove from bowl and place on a lightly floured surface
5) Kneed the dough for another minute or two and then wrap in plastic and let sit for an hour (or more if you can wait)
6) Divide dough into six pieces and roll each piece out as thin as possible
7) Meanwhile heat a cast iron pan on medium high heat on the stove (leave it dry, no oil necessary)
8) Add rolled out dough to hot pan and let cook until brown spots form on the bottom
9) Flip and repeat!
10) Serve however you like!

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