Rough times here, long story, nothing that impacts me personally but impacting my work life and, as a result, I’ve been working looooong hours. So last Saturday, in a few hours of at home time, I decided to make chicken tacos which always feel like a comfort food to me.
I took it a step further and made my own tortillas. I can not recommend this more. They were easy, didn’t take much time and were so delicious. Soft, flaky, thick- just the kind of comfort carb I crave when things are hard. So, when times are tough, pull together the simple ingredients and make yourself some tortillas to serve with soup, chicken or even solo. Yum.
2 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
Mix the flour and salt in a bowl.
Combine the water and oil in a measuring cup. Don’t bother trying to mix it- we all know oil and water don’t mix…
Pour the liquid into the flour and stir. You’ll have a kind of shaggy dough.
Once it’s mostly combined, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until it’s smooth- maybe 12 times or so- adding flour or water as needed to make a soft, smooth dough.
Let it rest for about ten minutes. Then shape it into a sort of log shape.
Divide it into eight pieces. I did this by cutting it in half and then cutting each half in half. Then I divided those in half… you get the idea.
Flatten and using a rolling pin, roll each piece into about 7- 8 inch circles. I suck at this.
I can’t ever make true circles and if I were going to make tortillas on a regular basis I might think about investing in a tortilla press. For now I’ll just go with the imperfect shape.
Heat a frying pan over medium high heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray or lightly oil it. Once the pan is hot, throw in one tortilla.
Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the underside starts to brown and blister. Then flip and cook another minute.
Keep them warm in a low oven until you are ready to serve them. Fill with cheese, beans, meat, veggies, whatever. Or eat plain. They are really good. Y’know, if you like carbs.