If you haven’t made flour tortillas at home yet you are missing out on a treat. They taste so much better than anything you will be able to buy in the shops. Whilst we are on the subject why and how do packaged tortillas have such a long use by date? It’s scary.
These are also great if you find you could do with some bread but you haven’t got any. They are quick and easy to rustle up.
250 plain (all purpose) white flour
5g fine sea salt
Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Knead in the bowl for 1-2 minutes. Cover and then leave to rest for at least thirty minutes.
Divide into 6-8 pieces and roll out very thinly on a lightly floured surface until they are almost translucent.
Heat a pan until hot. Cook the tortilla. When it starts to change colour to a golden yellow and starts to puff, hold a ruched up clean cloth on the surface of the dough to force it to fill with air.
Flip the tortilla and cook on the other side for a few seconds. Place onto a plate and cover with a clean cloth to steam and stay soft.
These freeze well. To reheat either wrap in foil and heat in an oven or place in a covered pan over a warm heat.
They make the most delicious tortilla chips.
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