Thursday, April 14, 2011

~Fun Food Friday...Tortillas~

~Our Kimberly being GOOFY...illustrating how silly we bigger people would look if we were to sit in a chair like Mary's pink one.=)~
~Due to MANY circumstances in our lives our kids are behind in their school work for this year. To encourage them, Phillip gave them each goals, saying that if they got so many PACES done, that they would get a prize. Noah met his goal of getting 20 PACES done by the appointed time and was happy with his "Hot Wheel" shampoo and cologne he got. =) Our girls got their amount of PACES completed on time and got their prizes yesterday. Now, they are working hard again to meet their next goal of getting another amount of PACES done. =) God is helping us catch up!! YEA!~
~Since we lived in Arizona where Phillip pastored for 5 years our family LOVES mexican food. Tortillas are used a lot in our house! We were delighted to finally find flour tortillas here, but they are pretty expensive. So a few weeks ago we went on-line and found a recipe for flour tortillas. It is an EASY recipe and delicious! My family loves a breakfast of beans and tortillas, cheese, sour cream, and diced tomatoes. (Or my homemade salsa.) Many times I cook beans in a crockpot all night and make up these tortillas and the breakfast is nearly all ready when we wake up. =)
~Here I am in the process of making the tortillas. In the back of the cookie sheet are the balls ready to be rolled out into tortillas. On your left are the ones ready to be cooked. On your right are the tortillas that have already been cooked.~
~Homemade Flour Tortillas~
1 cup all purpose flour
4 cups whole wheat flour (Or you can use just 5 total cups of all purpose flour)
1/2 cup shortening (but since I cannot get that here, I just use reg. OIL and it works just fine!)
2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Flour for rolling
In a mixer, mix all 5 cups of flour, shortening OR oil and salt. (Mix this until mixture is about like dry oatmeal.)
Make a well in the center and add the boiling water. Mix in mixer until dough becomes a ball. (I knead the dough a little more by hand to make sure that all the flour is mixed in well.)
Divide into however many ever tortillas you want to make. Make golf-ball sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rest anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours. (So you could make this the night before and roll them out and cook them the next morning.=)  (I usually get about 18-23 small tortillas.)
Heat a griddle or frying pan o med. or med/high heat. On a floured surface roll out tortillas as thin as you desire. Cook one at a time. Place tortilla in a DRY frying pan for about 10 seconds. As soon as you see a bubble on top, flip the tortilla over. Let cook for 30 seconds, then flip BACK OVER to first side and cook for another 30 seconds! The browned spots on the cooked tortillas are normal.   Place in a tortilla warmer, or on a plate with a kitchen towel to keep warm.
There you have it! It's a very easy and yummy tortilla recipe.
I hope that you'll try it...And as always...Enjoy!
We use these tortillas for burritos for lunch or supper too.
~I was pretty pleased with HOW ROUND the top tortilla turned out. =)~
Stay   ~Fun Food Friday~  ...I will give you another delicious recipe to use with tortillas. =)


........... said...

Gonna have to try that recipe...looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Carla

lila said...

Mike made some home made torrillas last week and they was really good. He has been making a lot of bread and rolls. Thanks for the recipe.

Daryl Hausman said...

Yea! I found it! I had a recipe given to me by another missionary friend, but it didn't yield this many and as you know with a larger family we go through these pretty fast. I like that you used whole wheat flour too! Gonna have to try these soon. For now I'll use up my older corn tortilla's and make A. Libby's Chicken Taco's since I found fresh cilantro on sale!!! :) lots of love. Nice "stance" "Berly" :)

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