First off, a BIG thank you to all of you who were so kind to send me your favorite tortilla recipes (after my tortilla trauma earlier). I knew with the help of many of you I would be able to find a much improved recipe for homemade tortillas–and I did!! I am not sure where I got the recipe I had been using, but the amount of each ingredient was WAY off–no wonder they didn’t turn out right. I now feel like a some-what experienced tortilla maker and it SO fun! My sisters and I are having so much fun making these homemade tortillas. I can’t believe how quickly they come together and how great they taste! Tonight in fact I whipped up a double recipe of the tortillas and used them with our Chicken Winger Wraps. They were SO much better than store bought tortillas and only took minutes to put together!
Making homemade tortillas might at first seem intimidating, but they really come together so fast you will be surprised how simple they are to make. These are also a great item to know how to make in case of an emergency. They would be MUCH easier to make than homemade bread (assuming we didn’t have a working oven/stove in an emergency). These tortillas could be made up on a skillet over a camping stove and taste great! They would work great for wraps, sandwiches, dinner meals (burritos, tacos, enchiladas, etc.), or even a dessert (we put butter, sugar, and cinnamon on the tortillas and the kids gobbled them up)
(Kids glued to the counter waiting for another cinnamon tortilla roll)
I do have to admit that I didn’t try any of the recipes people had sent with lard in them. I have heard that lard makes them even that much better, I just don’t have that on hand. I just tried those recipes that were easy and made from items I already have in my food storage.
My sisters and I tried a total of 5 recipes and narrowed them down to four that we felt were comparable to each other and that were easy to make. Of these recipes there were two clear winning recipes that we LOVED!
Here is our first favorite recipe (thanks to Crystal from Everyday Food Storage). This recipe made the perfect smooth, pliable, soft, and thin tortilla. They rolled out VERY easily with a rolling pin (Yes..MUCH easier than my tortilla press!) and you could get them very thin.
(We tried making whole wheat tortillas and they were just ‘okay’. Next time I will try 1/2 white flour and 1/2 wheat and see how that tastes. The all wheat were a little dry and had a stiff texture.)