Today is Friday - that means that over at Gayle's blog is another Friday recipe swap :) Several great recipes if you're in the market for new ones to try, so check it out!
I made this tortilla recipe just yesterday for Chicken Fajitas, and they were great! From an "ingredients price list" I made about a year ago, this recipe cost $.27 in ingredients to make. It's probably a little bit more now, but to buy 12 tortillas from the store cost me $.88. So this is cheaper to make.
Combine in mixing bowl:
2 cups unsifted flour
1 tsp. salt
Cut in with pastry blender:
1/4 cup lard or shortening
When particles are fine, add gradually:
1/2 cup lukewarm water
Toss with fork to make a stiff dough. Form into a ball and knead thoroughly on lightly floured board until smooth and flecked with air bubbles. To make dough easier to handle, grease surface, cover tightly, and refrigerate 4 - 24 hours before using. Let dough return to room temperature before rolling out.
Divide dough into 8 balls for large tortillas, or 11 balls for common 8-inch size. Roll as thin as possible on a lightly floured board, or between sheets of waxed paper. Drop onto a very hot ungreased riddle. Bake until freckled on one side. (Takes only about 20 seconds.) Lift edge, turn, and bake on second side. To serve at once, fold each limp tortilla around small lumps of margarine. Or cool tortillas, wrap airtight, and refrigerate or freeze. To serve later, place in tightly covered baking dish and warm in oven, or fry briefly in hot shallow oil.
Replace 1/2 cup flour with cornmeal or whole wheat flour.
I baked mine in a cast-iron skillet, and they baked alot faster than 20 seconds per side. I did not do the margarine thing when they were right off the skillet, and they worked fine for fajitas. I put them in a ziploc in the refrigerator to store the leftovers.
They also made GREAT peach quesadias!! Sprinkle a sliced peach with a little flour, sugar and cinnamon, spoon onto half the tortilla, fold other half over top. Warm in skillet, flip to warm other side, and enjoy!!!