5.05.2008

Cinco de Mayo!

While Bryan was in CA, he got a recipe for flour tortillas from his 95 year old great-grandma (we love her.) So, we decided to celebrate our favorite Mexican holiday in style. Since I am still in school and Bryan is in the limbo between school ending and starting his internship, he took on most of the tortilla-making responsibilities. And, he was so cute- the tortillas were almost done when he said, "You are going to take a picture of these and document them on your blog, aren't you?" Thus this post came into existence.

The tortillas were delish, but also one of those things we'll have to keep working on to perfect. The hardest thing for us tonight was making them thin enough. But, here's the recipe:

4 c flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c vegetable oil
2 c water
flour

1. In a large bowl, mix first 4 ingredients by hand for at least 3 minutes.
2. Add 1 cup water and mix well, and then add the second cup gradually. The dough will be sticky.
3. Knead the dough for 6 minutes. It will remain sticky.
4. Cover and let rest for 15-20 minutes.
5. Pinch off a 2-inch ball of dough, with your fingers, flatten the dough into a disc on a floured surface, keeping it circular. Roll out with a rolling pin until it is 1/4 inch thick and 6" in diameter. The shape will be irregular.
6. Place on a hot, greased griddle or electric fry pan and cook about 1 minute on each side. Remove from the griddle and stack.
7. Serve ASAP or refrigerate or freeze (This makes about 25 tortillas, we halved it though)

Good luck, and happy Cinco de Mayo!






2 comments:

Suzie Soda said...

Awesome..I wish I was at your house for dinner tonight. We went to El paso and to the Byrd to celebrate. I think all the big celebrations were on Saturday night. Chelsea needs to learn to make tortillas too..Dana's grandma makes them all and has passed down her recipe. Tell Brian hooray for taking the challenge. Sorry I missed you when you were home........maybe I will see you when to come home to babysit during camp. xoxoxo

Justin, Allison, and Emily said...

Hi Rachel! I am very excited to try this recipe. I love home made tortillas!! I have a little tortilla press, but no good recipe so thanks a million!