Saturday, February 25, 2012

30 Days of Bread: Homemade Tortillas

JP bought me a cast iron tortilla press for Christmas and I just got around to trying it out yesterday.  I used my friend's recipe for tortillas.  I felt they turned out pretty nice, although, I still need more practice pressing them out.  (I know that sounds funny...but it's true)

2 cups flour
~1 tsp of baking powder
dash salt
2 T butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. honey

Heat the milk, honey and butter together until butter melts in the microwave or stovetop.

Combine all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.  If using a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, turn the mixer on low and slowly add the milk, butter and honey mixture.

Allow to mix until a dough ball forms. You may have to add more liquid, if mixture is not coming together.

Cover and let rest for 20 minutes. Divide into 10-12 pieces. Cover and let rest for another 10 mintues.

Preheat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat.

Now here's where the directions differ from what I did:  If rolling out by hand:  On a wooden cutting board that is lightly floured roll a tortilla until the desired size is reached....6-8 in diameter. Flip a couple times while rolling to prevent sticking.  I just used my tortilla press, so I skipped these instructions. 

Cook on one side for about a 30-60 sec until bubbles start to form, flip and cook an additional 30 sec on the other side.

Keep the cooked tortillas between towels while the rest are cooking.

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