I know tortillas are not expensive to purchase, but sometimes going to the store is out of the question. This is a handy recipe to keep in your recipe box because you just never know when you need a quick bread idea. The tortillas was made from biscuit mix. I make my own.
Homemade tortillas make great rolled sandwiches as well as filling them the more traditional Mexican fillings. They are easy to make on the stove top using a grill or skillet. The recipe can be cut in half to make for a couple of people or a small quick lunch.
You need a hot skillet to make them. I am not that good at rolling out circles. Just make sure they are thin. You watch for the top to puff up in little places then flip over. It only take a minute on the other side. You don’t use any oil or vegetable spray for these.
Flour Tortillas from Biscuit Baking Mix
- 3 cups biscuit baking mix
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- 1 1/4 cup water
Mix in food processor or electric mixer the shortening, flour and biscuit mix until well blended. Or mix by hand using fork until well blended. Add water to form a ball. Knead on floured surface until no longer sticky. Add little flour if needed while kneading . Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 10 minutes. This allows the flour to hydrate that will make a soft tortilla. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a log and cut into 16 pieces. ( cut log in half and continue cutting pieces in half until you have 16) Roll each piece into a circle 1/8 inch thick.
Preheat skillet on medium high heat. When hot cook for one minute on each side. Place on cookie sheet. Serve warm. Left overs can be stored in the refrigerator in a container.
This was my first one. Just to show you it takes a little practice. I flipped it too soon and it ended up a little square in the process.