Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Year of Handmade: handmade tortillas

As the year of handmade plods along, I am finding the idea of making stuff I'd usually buy creeping into unexpected places - like my dinner table.

My kiddo is a picky, picky eater. One thing she will eat with gusto are quesadillas (which she calls tacatillos - one of my new favorite words). As I reached for yet another package of store bought tortillas I saw how many strange ingredients and preservatives were listed on the package. I remembered hearing how easy tortillas were to make so I put the package back, and vowed to give it a try. 

Guess what? They were easy, delicious, and so satisfying to make - only 5 ingredients, all of which I had on hand.  Mine (above) were not perfectly round, but they tasted delicious. I used this recipe - I used vegetable shortening instead of lard, and they were still tasty. 

Yay for handmade food!


Gwen said...

This is so cool! I am going to try it, too! I love the word tacotillas!

Kelly said...

I love this! I was just looking for tortilla recipes myself. I had been buying organic tortillas (because of that ingredient list you mentioned) and then I did the math- fifty cents PER tortilla! Insane! I've actually read that they freeze well- you could probably even pull them out for some on demand "tacotilla" making when necessary! Thanks for the lovely post!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I've never tried making hand made tortillas. My SIL used to do it all the time. I'll have to give it a try sometime. But it's so much easier just buying them. I guess I'm just lazy. Thanks for sharing though and thanks for visiting my blog & wishing me happy birthday. I really appreciate it.