It’s tortilla day in the Hood House and I am very excited about it…
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.
Then it’s time to flour your flat surface. You should also turn on your stovetop and heat your skillet over medium- high heat.
Take a ball of dough and roll it out in as round of a shape as possible. Mine are often rectangular….
Once rolled out, place in the skillet and cook for one minute.
Flip the tortillas over and cook 30 seconds more.
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!
What staple foods do you make at home?