Since my foray into baking bread has worked out well, I thought I’d try tortillas. I don’t know why I never thought of this before. Seriously, they are about as easy as baking powder biscuits, which I’ve been making for years. I stopped buying big name-brand tortillas years ago, because of the large number of ingredients on the label. We don’t eat tortillas all that often, but when we do, I always buy organic, preservative-free tortillas at the health food store. They are not cheap.
Yesterday, I found this recipe online, and decided to give it a try. You know me – I can’t ever follow a recipe without tweaking it a bit. So I swapped out some of the white flour for whole wheat flour, and used Smart Balance instead of lard. It took about five minutes to get everything mixed up and 12 little dough balls made. I let them sit for a while and then rolled them out with my rolling pin (first time I ever used my rolling pin! Guess my son can’t have it as a toy afterall). I cooked them for about 10 – 15 seconds per side in a hot frying pan (no oil needed), and that was all it took. They were fabulous. We may or may not have eaten all twelve of them already.
So not only will I not be buying bread anymore, I also won’t be buying tortillas. I don’t remember the exact price of the tortillas that I used to buy, but I’m thinking it was around $4 for a dozen. I’m estimating that the ingredients I used yesterday cost less than a dollar (including organic flour). The tortillas took very little time to make, and required almost no cooking skills. I can definitely do that again.