February 10, 2015

Did You Hear the Song About the Tortilla? {Recipe Files}

"Actually, it was more of a wrap"!!!! Heeheehee! The perfect joke for today!

Morning, ladies. I hope you are doing well and aren't shaking your head at me after my attempt at humor. We are one day closer to Friday, so this pink girl is pretty happy and hopefully y'all are too. After I posted pictures of our homemade tortillas a few weeks ago, I received quite a few comments requesting the recipe so I thought I share it today for the linkup.

I have to give Le Husband full credit on this idea. He was the one that wanted to make them and who looked through countless recipes before he settled on one that fit the macro build we are both on now. We adapted the recipe from *this pin* and added/reduced here and there. Homemade tortillas taste so much better than store bought and really aren't as hard as you think. Give em a try, okay?

Ingredients aka what you need
2 cups all purpose [normal recipe calls for 3 Cups, but we exchanged one cup for whole wheat flour]
1 cup whole wheat [if you use 3 cups all purpose flour, omit  this cup]
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup hot water
4 table spoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients and mix with a fork [if it looks too dry add another table spoon or more of water].

Step 3: Knead 10 -15 times to incorporate all ingredients.

Step 4: Let dough sit for at least 30 minutes, covered in saran wrap preferably.

We made this recipe the day before and put it wrapped in the fridge overnight. Le Husband now makes a big batch at the beginning of the week and then we freeze the recipe in two serving portions. It easily defrosts in the fridge the day you want to use it.

Step 5: After the dough has rested, cut into serving size pieces of dough and roll into a ball.

Step 6: Put a lil flour on your board and rolling pin, then roll out dough out into a tortillaesque shape.


Step 7: Eat up a flat top [we used a skillet] to 350-375 degrees [temperature matters so it will be tough to use a pan on top of the stove]. Cook on one side for 1 minute, then flip and cook on the other side for 1 minute.

Step 8: Remove from heat onto a plate [careful, will be hot].

Best Step: Fill with your favorite taco/burrito filling and enjoy.

Since we used wheat flour our tortillas have a darker color and aren't as fluffy as the Pinterest picture. Le Husband and I enjoy the whole wheat flavor, but it's totally up to you preference. I hope this shows how easy homemade tortillas can be and y'all enjoy making them as much as we do. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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34 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Ok, I am definitely going to have to try this out. It seems so simple... I can't mess it up, right?! LOL!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Merrie K. said...

Wheat flour tortillas still sounds delicious, and a much healthier option!

From the pictures, it looks easy enough to try too :)

~Merrie K.
www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

Claire | Fashion + Feathers said...

This does look yummy. They're kind of lovable because they're all shaped a little bit differently! You should incorporate corny jokes more often ;)

BLovedBoston said...

Your little joke is so adorable!! I love tacos and tortillas and making them fresh at home makes it even better! Thanks for sharing love! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Jessica The Pyreflies said...

I'm Mexican so my mom always made homemade flour tortillas... They are so so good! Hers always turn out perfectly round I have no idea how she does it! She is the tortilla master haha!

Jessica
the.pyreflies.org

Elle Sees said...

who knew it was so easy????

Jamie said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ashley said...

Never thought of making homemade tortillas! What a good idea!

Amanda said...

Few things are better than warm homemade tortillas!!!! Soooo yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney B said...

Ha ha! Your joke! You are the cutest!
Definitely going to try making these tortillas! They sound so delish and my favorite part, easy!

Julia said...

YUM!! We used to go to a restaurant that brought out fresh tortillas to the table and they were SO much better than the ones from the grocery store! I still crave those years later! Would love to try these sometime!

Meg Taylor said...

These look amazing!! And I'm so glad we share the same sense of humor ;)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Very impressed lady! Definitely going to try this before buying processed wraps again!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Your joke, love it. These seem more simple than I would have expected. I like that :)

JumpingJE said...

Yay for finding a recipe that fits your macros!!! Haha also that hubs uses pinterest. score score score!

Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation said...

We'll have to try these! And by we I mean Husband! We eat wayyyy too many quesodillas, so a healthier tortilla should make it at least a little better!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

YUM! Hubs and I are always buying these things so we would totally be down to try this! I for one loved the joke hahaha (easily amused- Napolean, go make yourself a dang quesa-dilla)

Tori G said...

Yum, I was going to make tacos tonight for dinner so this will be perfect!

Kristen said...

you guys are so fancy! i wouldn't even try and attempt a gluten free version. but i might try it for my husband!

Rebecca Jo said...

Is it Tortilla day? This is like the 4th post I've read today involving tortillas!! & now, I'm craving Mexican!

Emily said...

What a fun idea to make them from scratch and they look awesome too!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Yay I was hoping you were going to post this recipe!! Can't wait to give it a try! Sounds like a fun weekend recipe to take on together :)

Kay R. said...

haha I laughed at the joke!! The tortillas look amazing!

Jen said...

I love making tortillas, they are so easy!

Alisha said...

YUM! That looks delish... and super easy too!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

You are too cute! Love the little song, and of course this recipe. Homemade is always better :)

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

These look so good! Like, get them crispy, slap some butter on them and devour kinda good!

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

oh my word. some serious talent, lady :)

Christina Sotherden said...

This is perfect!! I love mexican and anything on a tortilla -- I can't wait to try this! Looks like some fun too!

Lara @ Cookies Cardio and Clothes said...

Good idea! They look fantastic!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

I have never even thought about making my own tortillas before, but this recipe looks so easy to do! I have tacos/burritos all the time so I definitely need to try it! Thanks for sharing!!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

First off, your jokes are totally up my alley :) Second off, those homemade tortillas look amazefest... great job!!!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Oh MAN does this sound delicious! Hot and fresh... YUM!

Janna Renee said...

That's awesome! Homemade tortillas are much better!