Made Simple Saturday: Homemade Tortillas


Looking to add an authentic touch to your Mexican dishes? Making homemade tortillas is an easy way to do so! All you need is four ingredients and a half hour to add a homemade touch to your dishes. Click here for the recipe.

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Step 1

Divide dough into 1-1/2-inch balls.

Step 2

Flatten and roll each into a 7-inch circle with a rolling pin.

Step 3

Cook tortillas in a greased skillet, 1 minute on each side.

Tip: Well-wrapped tortillas keep in the freezer for up to a month. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat before using.

Homemade Tortilla Recipe

  • Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm. Yield: 8 tortillas.

Nutritional Facts: 1 tortilla equals 159 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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