Homemade Tortillas


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Think Home-made Tortillas are a little out of your league?  Shame on you!  Even my kids can make these ones, and they have.  It’s another recipe for us to add to our Kids Cookbook this year.

We live on Tortillas in this house, and they cost me a small fortune.  Could they really be that easy to make?  Well, yes they can, and yes they are.  And here’s how:

Homemade Tortillas

Makes 16

(Oh, and Tortillas Freeze well!)

Ingredients:

4 Cups Plain Flour

1 tsp Salt

1 1/2 Cups Water

6 Tbl Olive Oil

That’s It!  How El Cheapo is that?

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine thoroughly.

I used my hands, because I find doughs and pastries always come together and have a better texture if you use your hands.  Isn’t that true of Pasta making too?  I actually don’t know because I have never made pasta, but I have watched my son and hands it is.

When all of the ingredients have combined transfer to a floured surface and knead for a minute or so.

Divide the mixture into 16 balls of equal size.

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Roll the balls out until they are quite thin.  The first couple of times I wound up with all kinds of shapes, and this was especially true when I let the kids have a go.  But then I figured out that if you roll out from the centre, first to the top, then to the right, then the bottom, then to the left side, then back to the top (in other words moving around the circle in a clockwise direction), you actually end up with something that closely resembles the shape of a tortilla.

Lightly oil or  spray a fry pan and cook each tortilla for a minute or so on each side and you’re done.  You’ve made your own Tortilla!

Now, what are you going wrap up in these beauties?  Well, stay tuned, because I also came up with a spectacular recipe for Shredded BBQ Beef and one for Coleslaw.  A perfect match.

Notes:  After lots of practice I discovered that you don’t need to re-oil your pan after each tortilla, they cook better with a minimal amount of oil.  Using a non-stick pan is a good idea too.

I should also mention that this magnificent meal combination was inspired by BabyMac’s post on easy holiday food.


About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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