Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tortilla or Pita?!?!?

I have lived in Texas for 12 + years now and we thought it was high time to make tortillas.  The girls and I had so much fun making these guys that we will be sure to be making more and not buying the ones from the store.

So here we go....

original source My Own Private Kitchen

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp powder {baking powder}
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil {canola oil}
warm water

1. combine flour, salt, powder in a bowl.  Add oil and evenly mix with dry ingredients.  Add warm water 1 tbsp at a time, thoroughly combining ingredients with water each time until dough holds together.  Once dough is combinded, knead dough until elastic, 2 to 3 minutes.  cover dough and set aside for at least 30 minutes.

 2. Roll dough out into a cylinder, about 1 inch thick.  Cut into 1 inch wide segments.

busy little hands keep out of mischief 

 Roll segments into round balls and cover with a towel.  Heat a large grill or skillet over med-high heat.

3. Place ball in between parchment paper and roll balls as thin as possible to form tortillas.  10 to 12 inch in diameter {we were not very successfull in this step but we had fun  ;)}

 see our TINY little tortilla 

Place tortilla on skillet cook till golden brown 30 seconds to 1 minute per side.  Once done remove and place into a towel to keep warm.

Okay now look at our little tortilla / pita creation!  These were a hit with the Girls and Hubby liked them as well ;) Yippee!  Another semi success in the kitchen.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi


  1. I have never tried making tortillas either, but I think I will give these a try as well! Sounds yummy!!

  2. I haven't tried making tortillas b/c I thought you had to have a tortilla press thingy...but this makes what looks like a really yummy flatbread! I'll have to give it a go!