Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flour Tortillas

Yesterday the boys had baking for their life skills. They made some flour tortillas so that we could have them with supper. I found the recipe in their Around The World Cookbook. We bought this after getting it from the library. It is a great cookbook, we are having a lot of fun with it.
Are you ready to cook with us......
Add in all of the ingredients.

Mix it up really well. Use your hands if the spoon does not work well enough.

After you have divided the dough into 8 balls you need to roll them out flat.

Gabe really wanted to form his into something. He made a heart (kind of hard to see, sorry) with his last ball. When I asked why he made a heart. He said "because I love you". Can we say awww. He is just to cute. Needless to say that was my favorite part of the day.
Of course though we could not do cooking with out a flour fight. This time we even got Sam. hehehehe.
Sam was taunting us saying we would never get him on the rug. My response, that is what we have a vaccum for. I got him, then pulled him closer to the kitchen. I told Gabe to get Sam. Silly me I thought that he would only take some stuff from the counter. Nope he dug both of his little hands into the flour container. The result is shown in both of these pictures.

Needless to say we all did get hit. I think all of us changed because we were so covered. At least we had fun! Gabe enjoyed it so much he kept throwing it at himself.
I thought that I would share the recipe to if any one wants to try and make it.
Flour Tortillas-- Makes 8
2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for sprinkling
1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
3/4 cup of warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1.) Mix the ingredients in a medium bowl until a dough forms. Turn out and knead for one minute. Divide into 8 balls.
2.) Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat.
3.) Sprinkle flour on your work surface and rolling pin. Roll each ball into a 6 inch round. (Don't worry if they're not perfectly round). If the dough sticks to the surface, sprinkle with more flour.
4.)Place 1 round in the hot pan. Cook, turning once, until bubbles pop up on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
5.) Remove from the pan and wrap in a clean towel. Repeat, stacking the cooked tortillas in the towel.
Added note-- we have been experimenting and adding in different seasonings. So have fun and see what is the yummiest to you.


Kate in NJ said...

We will try this some time this week, thanks for sharing it!!

Elissa said...

Gotta love homeschooling...where else could you be learning shirtless?!?!?!