Thursday, May 21, 2009

Homemade Tortillas

These are made from items you would have in your food storage. They are so good. They remind me of the tortillas you get at Cafe Rio.

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil
2/3 cup warm water
additional flour

Rub flour, salt and oil together with your fingers until completely incorporated and fine crumbs form. Pour water into dry ingredients andimmediately work it in with a fork. Dough will be in large clumps. Sprinkle with flour and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Divide dough into 12-15 portions and shape into balls about 2" in diameter. Set dough balls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest for at least 30 minutes before baking. You may also let dough rest in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap, before shaping it into balls. Roll out to paper thin, rolling from the center to the outside. It is helpful to roll the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap. Bake on very hot ungreased griddle until freckled, about 20 seconds on each side. Serve warm.