My journey as a stay at home mom....gardening, sewing, knitting and anything else I feel like trying.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Last week I decided to get off my lazy bum and make my own tortillas, I have been saying I am going to do this forever, but I never "have time". Well, phooey on that. It really doesn't take that much time!
The hardest part is getting your dough right. I mixed it up and let it rest for about 30 minutes. Then it was off to the tortilla press. I have a light weight press that I am not happy with. I really need to break down and buy the cast iron version. Mine were a little thicker than everyone liked, but I liked them! I made some chicken tortilla soup to throw them into and it was YUMMY!
I had a little extra oil in my pan which made my first tortillas a little fried instead of cooked.
However by the end I just had nice warm corn tortillas that were very good. I don't ever want to buy store tortillas again, but Big L was not as big of a fan, so I will see how long they will put up with me. Next up I will try flour tortillas, although that will have to wait until I am done with my diet, because I will want to eat them. Speaking of diet, I am back on my diet as of Monday. I lost 60 pounds so far, about 30 more to go.