This weekend was a rather refreshing one. I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I actually relaxed on a Saturday. It’s almost embarrassing.
Anyway, I posted this picture on Facebook over the weekend and decided to post it here along with the recipe for my keeping too. I’ve been making these tortilla’s for a little over a year now and we absolutely love them! I make a ton and freeze them and when it’s time to pull them out I heat them on a plate between a damp paper towel. I use two recipe’s that I love right now and will combine them for you here. Enjoy!
8 cups all-purpose flour ( leave 1 cup out for kneading)
1 1/2 cup of oil (I use grapeseed or olive)
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp of salt
1 1/2 cup of warm water (as warm as you can take)
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Make a ditch in the middle and pour in oil and water. Mix until combined and formed into a sticky dough. If you have a stand mixer you can knead it in the mixer until it is not sticky adding in a little flour as you go. Otherwise, take your dough out, dust your counter with the remaining flour and knead it until the dough is firm and not sticky. about 5 minutes.
Next divide your dough up into golf ball size balls. Let them sit and rest on your counter or in a bowl for at least 30 mins covered with a damp towel or a dry dish towel.
Keep them covered while you work. Heat a pan on medium heat, no oil or butter necessary. You will see your dough balls are oily on the outside. Your first one will probably not come out great. Have no fear the rest will be awesome!
Flour your surface and flatten and roll out your balls really thin till you can almost see your counter. I usually flatten one while the others are covered and cook and repeat. You can also flatten them all and then cook them.
Cook your flattened dough for 30 seconds a side. You should see bubbles starting to form. If your bubbles get too big poke them with a toothpick or fork to let the air out.
* Do not over cook. Your tortilla’s will turn out hard. Recipe makes about 22 tortilla’s.
For a smaller batch, about 12, use 2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 cup oil. Same process.