Thursday, June 30, 2016

Making tortillas from scratch

I have been thinking about trying my hand at making tortillas again for a while.  So yesterday Hannah was off work and we had a little time so we decided to give it a go.

I mixed the ingredients up in my kitchen aid mixer.  We followed the directions and made the tortillas.

First we mixed and divided the balls of dough like the recipe said to.
After letting the dough rest and rolling them out Hannah fried them on a dry skillet like the directions said.

After frying the tortillas we put them between paper towels and placed them in a large zip lock bag.  We didn't close the bag until they were cool.
The tortillas we ate right off the grill were ok but kind of bland.  I decided to look at YouTube to figure out what I had don't wrong.
I found this video.
Not only does this lady know how to make great tortillas, she is funny.  She isn't trying to be funny I just found her to be funny.
After watching her video I realized I needed to use very hot water.  And her idea of saving part of the dough for the next day is great because then you can have fresh tortillas each day.  I am going to make them her way next time.

1 comment:

Yolanda said...

Great video! I would use lard instead of shortening, though. :) I've been making our tortillas for 40 years. A dear friend from Mexico told me how. She said just make a biscuit dough, roll them out thinly and bake each side in a dry cast iron pan. It worked just fine and has saved me so much money over the years. "Breidenbaugh Burritos" are famous in our family. :)