Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fresh Tortillas!

Saturday, my new little kitchen tool arrived! It wasn't suppose to be here for another week. I was so excited. Hubby and I made a batch for Sunday lunch. I make these quite a bit and it is a long process rolling them out so when I do make them I make 3 different kinds for different meals. The kids each have a skillet and I start rolling and they start frying them. I usually can't keep up with the rolling out and the cooking. But today was different and it was so much fun to make a batch with hubby as my pan fryer.
This picture didn't turn out well at all. I read the reviews on this before I decided to buy it and all said to use wax paper instead of using the bare metal. The directions said the same thing but I didn't have any so I used a plastic bag, it worked just as good.
I was very happy with the results and they were actually round, usually I do a terrible job at keeping them round. The recipe made 15 small tortillas and the little press worked great. The dough did shrink after I removed it from the press and since we like thinner tortillas and bigger I used my little hand roller and rolled it out some.

It still was much faster, less mess, and more efficient than my usual routine.

Flour Tortilla Recipe

3 cups unbleached flour
(I have used wheat with much success, would like to use rice flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4-6 Tbsp vegie shortening or lard (I use canola oil or olive)
about 1 1/4 warm water.

But all dry ingredients in bowl. Add oil, lard, or shortening. Use pastry fork to break of lard and shortening if you use these. Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. You do not need hot water.

Knead dough for a few minutes

Pull off pieces and start rolling I use a piece a little bigger than a golf ball.

Heat up pan spray some oil on not alot. Let pan heat and then start frying them one at a time. Let it cook for a few seconds till it starts to bubble up a little and flip. I wrap them in a towel to keep them warm and soft and usually we eat them immediately but they do store well in an airtight container.



  1. Thanks for this post. Hubby and I were just pondering how hard it would be to make our own...the kids love them for everything from taco's to pb and j.

  2. This is awesome! I knew you could do corn tortillas on the press but for some unknown reason I thought you couldn't do flour ones... sometimes I'm a little slow and don't think things through *L*


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