Even though my flour tortilla is not as beautiful as what is sold in stores, but I am extremely happy with this adventure..
I swore that this is not on my list to blog…It is rather unprecedented… I thought of preparing some simple tortilla wraps for my family but I have everything except tortilla….
I am lazy and do not have time to drive all the way to the supermarket and get a pack of flour tortilla… I have therefore decided to goggle for a recipe of flour tortilla … I am rather unsure if it is possible to homemade and whether it is difficult to prepare.. If it is difficult, I will shelf the idea of serving them tortilla wraps…
I goggled and found many recipes on flour tortillas… almost all recipe are the same.. Ingredients are as simple as ABC… just flour, water and some oil.. No hard kneading required, just knead until it form a pliable dough.. No long waiting time or baking time required, immediate after they are prepared, they are pan fried and the tortillas are ready..
For the first piece of the tortilla, I am doubtful as to whether I am successful in the preparation… It is rather dry and some did not have any “bubbles” or air cavity between the tortilla.. By the end of the preparation, most have huge bubbles or air cavity in between and when cooled, they were really soft..
I am happy because the preparation is so easy and the output is more than satisfactory… I then proceed to prepare the wraps and for the recipe of crispy fried chicken and the wraps recipe, you will have to refer to this post : Another Copycat? – Mexicana Wrap With Fried Chicken
“A tortilla /tɔrtˈiə/ (or flour tortilla to differentiate it from other uses of the word “tortilla”) is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. Originally derived from the corn tortilla (tortilla in Spanish means “small torta“, or “small cake”), a bread of maize which predates the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the wheat flour tortilla was an innovation after wheat was brought to the New World from Spain while this region was the colony of New Spain. It is made with an unleavened, water based dough, pressed and cooked like corn tortillas. Flour tortillas are commonly prepared with meat, mashed potatoes, cheese and other ingredients to make dishes such as tacos, quesadillas and burritos (a dish originating in northern Mexico). In appearance and use tortillas are rather similar to the South Asian chapati. Tortillas are also very similar to the unleavened bread popular in Arab, eastern Mediterranean and southern Asian countries, though thinner and smaller in diameter. “
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Servings: Prepare about 8 flour tortillas
250 grams (2 cups) of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
180 grams or ml (3/4 cup) of water
Pinches of salt
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl of a standing mixer, knead the dough until it form a pliable dough and do not stick to the size of the mixing bowl. If you do not have a mixer, you can knead using hand until the flour did not stick to your hand.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead for another 1-2 minutes and if you have time, let it rest for 10 minutes before dividing the dough into 8 equal portions.
Take a dough ball and use a rolling pin to roll it as flat and as large as possible (in this illustration was about 15 cm in diameter).
Heat up a non stick pan (or a lightly greased normal pan) under medium to high heat. Place the rolled dough on top of the pan and pan fried the first side for about 1 minute or until the tortilla have dried up and have some brown spots of burnt. Turn to cook the other side for another 1 minute. You will witness bubbles in between the dough start to puff up. After one minute, dish out the tortilla and store in an air tight container if it is not consume immediately.
This is a simple recipe and comes handy when you need to use it… Remember that if you want the recipe for the spicy chicken wraps, you can refer to Another Copycat? – Mexicana Wrap With Fried Chicken and you can also use this tortilla to prepare a snack called tortilla cups. The recipe for tortilla cups are here ; Need To Go To A Party? Try Preparing This Party Snack : Bacon/Tuna Tortilla Cups
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