Simple Flour Tortillas
Comfort foods come in many shapes and forms and from many different cultures and cuisines. Mexican food is one of the most flavour intense comfort/street foods known to man. How can anyone resist a warm soft flour tortillas filled with perfectly spiced pork, beef, chicken or even fish? As if it is not good enough chopped tomatoes with fresh coriander, lime and avocadoes are also huddling inside that warm tortillas.
Fresh ingredients are key to any cooking but in Mexican cuisine, it is beyond mandatory. The abundance or absence of fresh tomatoes, onions, limes, coriander, limes and avocadoes can easily make or break your dish. Of course another aspect of a great taco is that soft flour tortilla and crispy corn tortilla: The vessel that carries all the freshness into your mouth.
Corn tortillas are made with Masa Harina, a special kind of corn flour made of ground corn and lime. Masa Harina cannot be substituted by another type of corn flour. It can be quite a challenge to find this product on supermarket shelves but if found it is easy to mix 400 gr of the corn flour and 300 ml of water with a dash of salt to make your own corn tortillas. Once the dough is ready, divide into balls, roll out into rounds with a rolling pin and heat up on a dry skillet over a medium heat.
Flour tortillas on the other hand, are made out of ingredients that are easier to find and can be easily made for your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
- 300 gr all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 0.5 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
- 200 ml water, lukewarm
- Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Once evenly mixed work in the butter.
- Slowly add the water to the mix until a dough is formed. Knead the dough until it is smooth and round.
- Divide into 10 smaller balls and cover with kitchen towel to rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Flour a clean working surface and lightly dust with flour to prevent sticking or place the dough ball between to wax paper and roll to 0.5 cm thickness.
- Cook on pre heated skillet over medium heat until cooked and slightly charred.
- Cover cooked tortillas with kitchen towel to keep warm and prevent dryness.
- Serve immediately with your favourite salsa and fillings.
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