Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Texas Flour Tortillas

A couple weeks ago my husband took me to dinner at "On the Border".  LOVE that place!  I had the Carne Asada Tacos and they were divine.  My favorite part is the thick flour tortillas and I've been craving them ever since.  Brittany should be very proud of me for two reasons:

1.  I'm posting a recipe on the blog and...

 2.  I gave into my craving this afternoon, found a recipe to try and satisfy the craving, made something from SCRATCH, and made a huge mess of my kitchen in the process.  I'm not normally a "from scratch" kinda girl, and I'm DEFINITELY not a "make ANY type of mess while cooking" girl either!  If I have a craving and it requires effort...I usually just eat chocolate instead. 
BUT, I will admit that today it was worth it to step outside of my comfort zone and be a little more like Brittany.  Worth it enough to even share the recipe ;)

I found this recipe on HERE on homesicktexan.blogspot.com


Two cups of all-purpose flour (can make them whole wheat by substituting one cup of whole-wheat flour for white flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
3/4 cups of warm milk

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and oil.
Slowly add the warm milk.
Stir until a loose, sticky ball is formed.
Knead for two minutes on a floured surface. Dough should be firm and soft.
Place dough in a bowl and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap for 20 minutes.
After the dough has rested, break off eight sections, roll them into balls in your hands, place on a plate (make sure they aren’t touching) and then cover balls with damp cloth or plastic wrap for 10 minutes. (It’s very important to let the dough rest, otherwise it will be like elastic and won’t roll out to a proper thickness and shape.)
After dough has rested, one at a time place a dough ball on a floured surface, pat it out into a four-inch circle, and then roll with a rolling pin from the center until it’s thin and about eight inches in diameter. (If you roll out pie crusts you’ll have no problem with this.) Don’t over work the dough, or it’ll be stiff. Keep rolled-out tortillas covered until ready to cook.
In a dry iron skillet or comal heated on high, cook the tortilla about thirty seconds on each side. It should start to puff a bit when it’s done.
Keep cooked tortillas covered wrapped in a napkin until ready to eat.
Can be reheated in a dry iron skillet, over your gas-burner flame or in the oven wrapped in foil.
While you probably won’t have any leftovers, you can store in the fridge tightly wrapped in foil or plastic for a day or so.

Makes eight tortillas.

1 comment:

Brandon and Brittany said...

Gwen, you are pretty much amazing. And, I really am proud of you. Good job! (Did you even take the picture?)
You give me too much credit though. You should come to my house and I'll feed you cold cereal for every meal. Seriously, that's what I'm feeding my kids.