5/2/12

5 Savory Taco Tortillas


If you haven't made your own flour tortillas, now is the time to try! 

When you make these thin, light, and soft tortillas, you will never go back to store bought tortillas.

After making flour tortillas a few times, you will want to try making Whole WheatSmokey Chipotle or even Chocolate tortillas.

Today's recipe combines the best of both worlds:  homemade Taco Seasoning and Homestyle Flour Tortillas.


 Frozen tomato paste is dissolved in hot water and poured over the flour, baking soda, salt and taco seasoning.


 The dough is kneaded by hand for three minutes, covered with plastic wrap and allowed to rest for 15-20 minutes.


The dough is rolled into golf sized balls, 9 equal portions, or if you are lucky enough to own a kitchen scale:  1.5 ounce portions.


Each ball is rolled thinly...


 ... and cooked on a nonstick skillet.  It is so fun to see the bubbles come up!


I keep my tortillas warm and flexible in a tortilla keeper.  Wrapping your hot tortillas in a clean kitchen towel works well, too.


These soft, savory tortillas are mild; not as spicy as the Smokey Chipotle tortillas and will be a hit with kids and adults alike.

I hope you give making flour tortillas a try for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.  It's well worth it!


Savory Taco Flour Tortillas
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