Tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour that Mexicans and South Americans eat instead of bread. They are made of corn or wheat flour, whole or white flour and are very delicious prepared with meat, mashed potatoes, cheese and other ingredients to make dishes such as soft tacos, quesadillas and burritos. This bread has the advantage of being very easy to prepare at home, and it cost much less than the one in the store, its taste is fresh and good, and in terms of the many additives the ones from local stores have, I don’t even want to talk about.
These simple and delicious flatbread can be made in several ways: with oil, butter or lard in their composition, hot or cold water, the idea is to contain only flour, salt, fat of vegetable or animal origin, hot water and, if you want them fluffier, you can add some baking powder, but is not mandatory.
I have tried many combinations, and so far I found a recipe that I will share with you. If you want some Homemade Flour Tortillas without any addition of animal products, you can try it, using vegetable oil instead of lard or butter, the result will be almost the same.
Anyway, I’ll come back with other flatbread recipes I have tried, but until then, I suggest you try this one. It is delicious and very quick, and, will also make you eat less flour than, if eating a slice of bread . From this recipe you will get 8 tortillas.
In a bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder, then add the butter at room temperature and mix until you get a sandy composition. Add hot water and knead initially with a spatula, then, using your hand, until you’ll get an elastic dough. If you have a food processor who knows how to knead, do not hesitate to use.
Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes, covered with cling film, After a twenty-minute rest, divide them up into small balls, let rest for another 15 minutes, and finally roll them out to eight-inch discs.
Bake at medium heat, into a cast iron skillet on one side, until blisters form, then back to the other side and bake until slightly changes colour . Please note! Do not bake them too much, because, you won’t be able to roll them and will crack.
In the next posts I will present you two recipes, where you can use these wonderful tortilla wraps.