How to Make Homemade Flour Tortillas without a Press
Sometimes I think I make things harder for myself. I mean, there was leftover chicken that I could’ve just packed up in my daughter’s lunch box, but noooo. I had the idea that I wanted to make her tortilla chicken pizzas. Easy enough right? I go to the pantry and there are no tortillas. What?! I swear I just bought some. I could’ve gone to the store, but I had the ingredients to make some and decided that tonight would be the night to give tortilla making a shot.
So, I went on the hunt to find a tortilla recipe and video. I found the video below that walked me through the process of tortilla making. I know all you experienced tortilla makers are probably laughing at me right now, but I just wasn’t exposed to this stuff growing up in Hawaii. I mean, I’m Japanese so tortilla making is kind of a foreign thing. Ask me how to make rice and I’m good. Anyway, here is the video I used to help me along.
|Here is my attempt to make tortillas. I started with a ball, not a disc like the video. I also dusted the top with a little flour before rolling it out with a regular rolling pin.|
|Rolled out till about 7-inch in diameter. **Try to get it as thin as possible**|
If you use a Silpat mat, the tortilla will easily peel right off.
|I didn’t have anything special to cook the tortilla and used a non-stick pan until it puffed up and browned.|
|Flipped it over.|
Besides the two I used for lunch boxes, the rest were devoured before I even stored them.