Monday, May 25, 2009


Saturday night I taught Jason how to make tortillas. He and Darren had been to a restaurant earlier in the week that made fresh tortillas and Darren reminded me that I used to make homemade tortillas ages ago. So, to appease my hungry guys we made a batch. For those who would like to give it a try, here's the recipe:

3c. flour
1/2 tbs. baking powder
1/2 tbs. salt
1/4c. shortening
1c. hot water

If your lucky enough to have a Kitchen Aid then just mix up the dry ingredients and slowly add in the hot water until a smooth dough forms on the dough hook. If you don't have one then just mix it up in a big bowl with your hands and pat yourself on the back for being so authentic!

Knead your dough on a floured surface until it has the consistency of a fresh can of play-dough (Jason totally understood this point). Divide your dough into 12 golf ball sized balls and put them under wax paper or saran wrap to keep the dough from drying out. Roll out each ball into a thin round (or mostly round) sheet and cook on a dry griddle about 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. A done tortilla has a few air bubbles and a few brown spots. Keep the warm tortillas between two towels until ready to serve, again, to keep them from drying out.


Sallie said...

Did you get any interesting shapes? Do you remember making Bomba bread? I need (knead) to try that again.


Melinda said...

Jason, do you realize how blessed you are? You have a very creative, hands-on mommy! Your tortillas look delicious, Jas! Maybe you can teach Trevor how to make them!

Sallie said...

By the way - nice haircut Jason!


Dave Rusco said...

Sound really good! Can I use wheat flour?