Saturday, May 28, 2011

Homemade Tortillas

I will be perfectly honest.

The only reason I made tortillas last night was because I did not want to put my shoes back on and go out for them. I had been shown how many years ago and pulled out a grey bit of paper from my files and gave it a try.

Since the measurements were by the hand and bowlful I adapted them to be accurate and having no lard in the house used butter. WOW...butt works. Inauthentic may, but seriously delicious.

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter melted in
3/4 cup water

Mix flour and salt in a bowl and melt your butter into your water.

Stir into dough mixing very well. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. Then break off dough in small balls.

If you want a large tortilla you can roll the dough very thinly, a smaller one you can press between your hands until thin. They don't have to be perfect rounds.

Put on a medium hot skillet and when it begins to puff turn over. They cook in about a minute keep warm to stuff.

I had a sirloin flap in the house that I grilled and sliced and stuffed my mini tacos with steak, onion and cilantro.

Having some tortilla dough left this morning I made a few with melted cheese to have with eggs.

These are so good I may never buy them again.