Homemade Tortillas

It’s tortilla day in the Hood House and I am very excited about it…

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When Nate & I were headed into that period of time where we needed to be a bit more frugal, I learned to make a few staple items from scratch. Tortillas are something we go through quickly, and buying them can be pretty pricey. So I searched for (and tried) a few different recipes and found one I like. It’s simple and tastes so much better than the store-bought variety. If you’ve never made your own tortillas, I strongly recommend trying it!

Here’s the recipe I’ve found that I like best:

3 cups flour
1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/3 c canola oil
1 cup hot water

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add in the oil next and use your hand to mix. Combine until the mixture is crumbly. Next, add in the hot water. Knead the dough into a ball. Cover the bowl with a wet paper towel and let rest 30 minutes.

When the dough is done resting, divide it into 12 equal balls. I like to put them back in the bowl and cover them with the wet towel again.

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Then it’s time to flour your flat surface. You should also turn on your stovetop and heat your skillet over medium- high heat.

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Take a ball of dough and roll it out in as round of a shape as possible. Mine are often rectangular….

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Once rolled out, place in the skillet and cook for one minute.

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Flip the tortillas over and cook 30 seconds more.

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Repeat the rolling & cooking process 12 times. At the end, you’ll have a nice warm stack of tasty tortillas! You can store them in the freezer if you wish to make them last awhile. I usually store mine in an airtight plastic zip bag and keep them at room temp for a week. They’re always polished off by the weekend. Then it’s time to make another batch!

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What staple foods do you make at home?

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