I tried a new recipe last night from the $2 vegetarian cookbook I bought at Goodwill last week. It was a very healthy wrap that consisted of a spread made with avocado and goat cheese, and a filling with cucumber, red onion, alfalfa sprouts, and a red chili. It included the recipe for making the tortillas to wrap it all up in, so I decided to try it. You see, I've had a tortilla press for years, and I've never used it.
Talk about easy! The dough is nothing more than flour, water, olive oil, and salt (recipe at end). Pop a ball of dough onto the tortilla press:
Close it and press down on the handle:
Open it, and voila! You have a tortilla:
Pop it onto a hot skillet:
Heat about 30 seconds, then turn it over to heat the other side:
There you have it. Fresh, homemade tortillas:
Small confession: I thought the tortillas were too small and thick straight from the tortilla press, so after I made about 3 of them, I pulled out my rolling pin and rolled the rest of them to be a bit flatter and larger.
2 cups flour
1/2-3/4 cup warm water
3 Tbls. olive oil
A pinch of salt (although after tasting the finished product, it needs more than a pinch IMO)
Knead the dough, then cut it into 8 pieces. Roll out into tortillas. Cook individually on a cast iron or non-stick skillet, about 30 seconds on each side.