Although I've been using them for years, I've never really much cared for store-bought tortillas. They come with a host of ingredients that I cannot even pronounce, let alone identify, and they're quite rubbery and a little odd-tasting besides. So I finally resolved to make my own as I had a vegetarian wrap in mind and didn't want inferior tortillas to spoil the show. Now that summer is here, wraps are ideal choices for hot days and patio dining.
This was my first attempt at making homemade tortillas and I was delighted with the results. The dough was pliable and a pleasure to work with, and they fried up nicely too in hardly anytime at all, although I was hoping to roll them out a bit thinner yet. At the same time, they did make for an excellent and natural-tasting wrap. The most difficult part when it comes to making your own tortillas is keeping up with the pan if you are working on your own. I opted not to use a tortilla press because a good non-stick skillet is just as good. Once you get into the groove, though, things go along smoothly — roll one out, add to the preheated pan, cook for about a minute, keeping an eye on the pan, flip, cook for another 30 seconds or so, transfer to a plate and cover with a kitchen towel, and proceed until all of the rounds are complete.
Really, they come together in hardly any time at all, and I'm going to make a habit of making these this summer. I'll be sharing the filling that adorned these soon, and my next stop is probably a hummus-based filling or a vegan burrito.
|Homemade Flour Tortillas|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on July 4, 2015
Easy and perfect homemade flour and olive oil tortillas — great for wrapping
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Some ideas for tortillas accompaniments:
Refried Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Pinto Bean and Avocado Burritos
Broccoli, Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito with Cashew Sauce
Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce
On the top of the reading stack: Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking