April 12, 2012

Homemade (Wheat) Tortillas Wraps

Let's talk Mexican, just you and I. SSSHHH, I'll let you in on a secret...I'm a little bit obsessed with it, a healthy obsession I like to think! 

Once a week black beans, avocados, sour cream and all the goodness that gets jammed into a  tortilla wrap comes out for dinner. 

I usually buy packets of tortillas from the supermarket, which are great for convenience. But I find that they are to big. You end up losing all the yummy filling in unattractive folds of wrapness.

I decided to strike a happy balance by making my own.  Wouldn't you agree that these homemade ones look pretty rustic and impressive?! Make them for someone special in your life...they'll totally dig you!

All the delish fillings that go into tortillas for burritos or fajitas are ace, but the tortilla that surrounds them has got to be exceptional! It's gotta be sturdy (to hold in all that goodness), soft (to get maximum filling in) and obviously tasty-duh. 

Let's be honest, a burrito or fajita with a crap tortilla wrap would be like wearing a Haute Couture Dior dress with a pair of shoes from Clarks for arch support.  

Mix up them there dry ingredients, oil and water. 

Allow to rest...(hello moccasins!) 

Mmmmm, bubbles. 

C'mon join me, give your burrito or fajita the lift it deserves! And if not, sure look, just appreciate!

Holly x 

Make 30ish Tortilla

Adapted from Jazibe's Recipes

1Kg Plain Flour

1/2 Tablespoon Baking Powder

1 Tablespoon Salt

2-3 Cups Warm Water

2 Cups Vegetable Oil

Mix, with a fork, flour, baking powder and salt.
Place mountain like on a work surface and make a large well in the centre.
Add all the oil and 2 cups of water-you may need to add more-.
Using you hand in the shape of THE CLAW!!!* begin working the liquid into the flour working outwards. 
Knead for 3 minutes, divide in half and make 15 golf ball sized balls from each half. 
Place on floured baking sheets under a damp cloth to rest before rolling. 
Roll out as thin as possible 6-10 inches in diameter. 
Place in a medium heated pan which is dry for 1 minute before flipping over and leaving for another 30 seconds. 
Stack and keep warm. If they get to hard, stick em the microwave for 1 minute.

*Liar Liar reference!* 

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