Make it Yourself Monday: Tortillas

This week begins the first post of my new series: Make it Yourself Mondays. This means that each week I will be sharing with all of you one of the things I make from scratch.

A while back when I was just starting to research these topics I’m interested in (i.e. sustainability, zero waste, chemical-free, etc.) I found that usually the easiest and cheapest way was to just make a lot of the products I use at home rather than purchasing them from a store.

For this week I figured I’d kick it off with one of the easiest recipes I know: Flour tortillas. And I promise you, they are much yummier and cheaper than the store-bought kind.

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Ingredients

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Gradually add water and oil.
  3. Stir dough until slightly crumbly but able to come together into a large ball (add water or flour as needed for consistency).IMG_6046.JPG
  4. Separate dough into 6-8 evenly sized balls and flatten slightly with palm. Leave these to rest at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  5. On a well-floured surface roll dough into 6 or 7 inch circles.
  6. In a large pan heat a small amount of oil.
  7. Once pan is hot cook one tortilla at a time over medium-low heat until lightly brown and bubbling on eat side.
  8. Enjoy!

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever written a recipe but hopefully that all makes sense.

My favorite thing to pair with homemade tortillas is a little fresh tomato and scrambled eggs. I would suggest playing around with it to really make it your own, the fun part about tortillas is that they are very versatile.

As always, I hope everyone has a good week and let me know what I should try to make next!

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