Friday, April 20, 2012

Homemade Tortillas

I can't recall the last time I bought flour tortillas.
Ever since Mr. Branflake started making them from scratch, 
I can't stand the taste of store bought ones.

I know I'm a tortilla snob, but these are so good I can't help it.
Light, fluffy, and incredibly delicious-
 I promise once you've made these, we'll be tortilla snobs together.







The recipe is super easy
Mix in a bowl:
3 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Oil
1/2 Tbs Salt
Add:
1 Cup Warm Water
Knead until dough pulls off your hands
(no longer sticky)
Cover bowl with a towel and let sit for 1/2 an hour 


The next part, where you make the dough balls and roll them out, is the most fun part of tortilla making.
Well, it was fun for me to watch.
Disclaimer- roll out thinner than shown.
As thin as you can get it without breaking the dough, about 1/8 inch thick.



Put them in a pan without oil and let them go until they puff slightly.
Flip. 
Puff. 
Flip again. 
Puff again.


Take off pan before they blacken.




For the filling, I fried cut-up chicken breasts with oil, salt, pepper, and roasted red peppers
I then garnished it with fresh salsa, black beans, sour cream and cheese.




Homemade tortillas:
I promise you will love them.





If you follow me on twitter, then you'll know that after tech rehearsal Wednesday night Mr. Branflake made me a beautiful burrito with his homemade tortillas.

That man... he sure knows how to keep a dancer happy.




56 comments:

  1. Homemade tortillas? Now that is an awesome idea!!! CJ and I love making Spanish food, I have to try this out!! =)Maybe this weekend! Have a great one!

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

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  2. I think I might make these tonite. I've made them a couple of times before, and you're right.. there's no going back to store bought.

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  3. You make your own tortillas?! I've never even thought about making tortillas from scratch - but this recipe sounds super simple. I think I need to give this a whirl! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness this looks incredibly delicious!

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  5. I am SO hungry right now, I could lick the screen those look so good!

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  6. We had a fun experience making home made tortillas while we were in Guatemala- I blogged about it here-
    http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2012/02/guatemala-tortillas.html
    I haven't made them since we've been back but I'm sure the boys could be persuaded!

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  7. I had no idea it was so easy to make tortillas! Learn something new every day.

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  8. I've never made my own tortillas but I do make tacos and fajitas all the time. I have to try to make them from scratch. I think you might end up making me a tortilla snob too :)

    Good luck this weekend! xoxo

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  9. Are you making them for our Cinco de Mayo dinner party???!!!

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  10. I seriously never thought of making my own tortillas either. I really should though because just before I read this post i opened my fridge and discovered I somehow had 3 packs of tortillas in there!

    p.s. Do the tortillas keep for a while?

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. I honestly didn't know they were that easy to take, too bad I just bought some yesterday haha. The food looks delish!

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  12. I tried a recipe off of pinterest that claimed to be just like Cafe Rio tortillas. LIES! I'm going to try your recipe! Question: how much oil do you put in the pan?

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  13. those look incredible!
    I'm going to have to try those.

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  14. I've never had home-made tortillas (except in Guatemala, they were delicious, but not made by myself)... Will so try this!

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  15. Serendipity! I've made dinner but we have no tortillas, I just told hubs we're making them, so excited!
    I went to the ballet the other night . AStreetcar Named Desire - and thought of you.

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  16. Serendipity! I've made dinner but we have no tortillas, I just told hubs we're making them, so excited!
    I went to the ballet the other night . AStreetcar Named Desire - and thought of you.

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  17. OH.MY.GOODNESS! So good! We actually use tortillas to make little pizzas on the grill, and I bet these would be amazing!

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  18. I am so trying this- thank you!!

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  19. Oh my gosh, Chris would love this. He loves breakfast burritos and this is such a super easy recipe and totally worth it. Also, brownie points to Mr. Branflake for making you a very happy Mrs. Branflake. Happy weekend, dear!

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  20. YUM–what a fun kitchen project, and with such delicious results! We're partial to yellow corn tortillas, but so far we've been too lazy to track down some masa and make 'em ourselves! Toi, toi on your performances this weekend–I wonder if I could convince John to take a drive...

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  21. You are my hero....I need to do this.

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  22. I LOVE this post. because it reminds me of visiting my parents. My mother makes homemade tortillas they are so delicious and you will never want to buy a store bought one ever again. -xx Have a great weekend doll. -xx

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  23. another great recipe! i've never made homemade tortilla's before, but i'll definitely be adding them to my list now! yum.

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  24. yum!! and what a sweetie mr. branflake is. :) happy friday!! xx's

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  25. goodness! this looks insanely good! and homemade? i'm impressed! so...when can i come over and enjoy some of your cooking?!

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  26. I'm convinced! I've been meaning to make homemade tortillas for a while, I'll definitely have to now!

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  27. I've made corn, but never flour tortillas. These look delicious :) I think I'll try this! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    leslie

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  28. since i live in a land where tortillas don't exist...i will definitely be making these! now all i need to do is figure out how to get my hands on cilantro and black beans. :) have a great weekend!

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  29. very beautiful article! such amazing pictures!

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  30. oh yum making me drool!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  31. Mmm, so hungry now. Must make these.

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  32. Yes! I'm obsessed with homemade tortillas. And they're so incredibly easy to make (albeit more time consuming than buying store bought) I use a cast aluminum tortilla press that makes the laying out process much easier. Here's one I found on Amazon, for anyone interested: http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Cast-Aluminum-Tortilla-Press/dp/B00004UE8E/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1335055547&sr=1-2


    SO WORTH IT!

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  33. Yum! I really want to try these now. I bet they're amazing.

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  34. Tifanny, these look perfect and delicious!! I had absolutely no idea that these required so little ingredients and are so easy to make.

    I'm having a housewarming party next month, I know what will be part of my menu!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful and tasty weekend ;)

    xoxxo Diana

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  35. i love the homemade kind... but my favorite are with corn flour... those are the ones we latins eat all the time... ha!

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  36. Great cookery lesson! Must get Mr. Aguja to try this one.

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  37. i want to be a tortilla snob too! these look amazing, the pictures are so bright and sunny - perfect spring food. I will definitley have to give the tortillas a go this week, thanks for the recipe

    xox

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  38. oh man, that sounds awesome. how have i never thought to make my own tortillas before?

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  39. Oh boy, I need to try this recipe asap...It looks super scrumptious. Yum!!!

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  40. A good man for sure!
    I've never tried to make tortillas, but living in Texas you can find them everywhere...but I always thought they looked fun to make...

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  41. I MUST try this. My mouth is already watering - it looks divine.

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  42. I make homemade tortillas too! Yours look like they turned out perfectly! And I agree, once you have homemade ones, there's no going back to those tasteless store bought ones.
    xo

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  43. YUM!!! i wish i had some fresh ones in front of me now!!!!

    i love fresh mexican food! it is delicioso! or however you say/spell that word!

    i have so many favorite mexican restaurants. there is this one that has the best tortillas EVER -- there is an old mexican woman on-site making them right in front of you. DEEEEELICIOUS. and they have this calamari steak that is TO DIE FOR. i want it now!

    WAIT! must cut back on the treats because stoopid summer is coming! lol

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  44. Mmm its been FOREVER since I've had Chris's tortillas. I'm going to try to make some tonight... though no one quite makes them like he does :)

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  45. definitely trying these this weekend! I've always wanted to but that it was really difficult. This looks so easy. Thanks!

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  46. Does Mr Branflake have a recipe for Corn Tortillas? The store bought ones fall apart and are just ick.

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  47. @Emily Tree- He doesn't like corn tortillas so hasn't made them. Sad, huh?

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  48. Recently came across this recipe and I am obsessed. I linked it up to my blog and credited it to you...hope that's ok. Thanks for sharing! http://atshirtandpearls.blogspot.com/2013/06/ole.html

    - Sarah

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  49. If I made lots of these and stuck them in the fridge before they were cooked, how would they hold up and for how long could they stay in the fridge?

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    1. We keep them around for a few days (four maximum). After that, they tend to dry out even when covered with plastic wrap.

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