Thursday, May 6, 2010

Homemade Flour Tortillas & Indiana Jones

My daughter is almost through college and will be an Archeologist next year...she is going on her first dig this summer...she shall be known from now on as Indiana Jones-ette or "Little Indy" for short...well she decided we would do Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo yesterday...and when she takes out her whip and hat ...I do what she says.

We used some of her Cuban picadillo and the leftover meat from the Marlboro Man's favorite sammie- I chopped the meat smaller, added salsa and with the onions that are in there... it was delicious on these homemade flour tortillas! (recipe below) Served with some pinto beans and all the things we like on our tacos...

Little hands making great tortillas.

Oh yum.

Homemade Flour Tortillas
my recipe...

6 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups of warm water

Add to a mixer bowl, all the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well with spoon. Add the canola oil (vegetable is fine). With the dough hook attached, turn mixer on low and after a few seconds pour in the warm water slowly. Mix on low for  a minute and a half or until well mixed. You can also do this in 2 batches in a food processor. Or by hand. Ouch.

Once dough is finished mixing, tip bowl over floured surface and scrape the dough out. Divide into 4 equal sections, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 20-30 minutes.

Divide each portion into 4 equal parts and make four equal dough balls from each section. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out each portion to how ever big or thick you like. Stack the tortillas on a plate separating each one with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Let rest for another 10 minutes.

Heat griddle or cast iron skillet over medium heat, spray with vegetable cooking oil lightly and cook the tortillas on the griddle or skillet for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Serve with whatever you like or just eat them all while you watch Indiana Jones movies.

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