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Monday, 9 April 2012

Quick and Easy Homemade Tortillas

This is the recipe that I normally use when I need to make my own tortillas.  It works out much cheaper than buying them and they're also fairly low faff to make.  My daughters love making them and they are fab for school lunches, quesadillas, burritos and fab when cooked until crispy to make your own tortilla chips to eat with salsa or homemade hummus.

3 cups self raising flour
250ml/1 cup milk
75ml/5 Tbsp olive oil

Mix everything together until a nice soft dough forms and give it a good knead for a couple of minutes.  You want a good strong dough.  Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
 
 
Roll out each of the 12 portions, one at a time, until they are about 8 inches in diameter.  They should be really thin. 
 

Stack up the rolled out tortillas and heat up a non-stick frying pan over a medium/hot heat.  I don't normally use any oil because it can make the tortillas greasy.  


Cook the tortillas one at a time.  Small bubbles will form inside the tortilla, flip it over after about 30 seconds and cook the other side for between 30 seconds and a minute.  The tortilla should have golden brown patches on it when it's cooked through.  


 
You can whip up a batch of these in no time. They're ideal for a quick dinner, when turned into quesadillas, or for those times when you've no bread for packed lunches.

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