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