the baker upstairs: homemade tortillas

2.25.2012

homemade tortillas

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Homemade tortillas were a staple in my house when I was a kid, and these totally lived up to the ones my mom used to make. I think that if I could have just one food for the rest of my life, fresh warm tortillas would be my choice. As much as I have liked the tortillas I have made before, I wasn't super thrilled about how much butter was in them. Don't get me wrong, I love butter, but I also love tortillas, and I hate the guilt that comes with downing four tortillas and realizing how much butter I just clogged my arteries with. So when I saw a recipe on Pinterest that used olive oil instead of butter, I figured I could stuff my gullet without that guilty feeling. And I was right! These were super yummy and easy to roll out. I still need to work on rolling things out into a circle... mine were all sort of oddly shaped. In any case, I think this is my new go-to recipe!

Homemade Tortillas
Taste of Home

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil

In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.

In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm.
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1 comment :

  1. I love, love, love this recipe! Homemade tortillas were a huge staple in my house too when I was a kid and these taste like the ones my Mom would make but are so much better with olive oil! I have now used this recipe so many times I know it by heart lol Thank you for a great recipe!

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