The other night I made my favorite rice and bean dish and realized I didn’t have any tortillas to put them in. I made some quick homemade chips to solve that problem (post coming soon). The next night we had to finish eating the ginormous batch of rice and beans, so I decided to whip up some tortillas. It was actually pretty simple. They are not nearly as pretty as the website I got the recipe from, but not bad for a first attempt.
Homemade Tortillas (original recipe from Tasty Kitchen)
- 3 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
- ⅓ cups Canola Oil
- 1 cup Hot Water
Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder with a whisk. Add the canola oil and mix with your fingers until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Add 1 cup of hot water and mix until a ball is formed. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. .
Divide the dough into 12 balls and roll out one at a time on a floured surface. Brush off excess flour. Cook on a hot, ungreased griddle over medium-high heat. Turn the tortilla when brown blisters form on the first side. Stack the tortillas and serve warm.
There you have it!