Homemade Tortillas and Chicken Tacos
While we are all at home, making dinner every night, I have been taking the 'opportunity' to try some new things. For a couple of years, I have been wanting to start cutting back on the processed foods in our diet. Work and busy schedules had always prevented me from really giving it a good try. Now I understand that I will probably not be able to completely cut out all the processed foods in our diet, but I figure I can try and cut out things that make sense and are within my skill set to do.
This has kinda been my guidebook.
I originally checked this book out of the library, and then realized that I should just buy it, clicked over to Amazon, and it has paid for itself already.
The first real thing I made was the homemade tortillas.
They are so good and completely worth the effort.
I searched for this online and I could not find, so please see below.
What you will need:
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 tablespoons nonhydrogenated vegetable shorting or lard (I use the Crisco baking sticks)
1 1/2 cups of warm water
Putting it together:
Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
Cut in the unsalted butter & vegetable shorting. I used a pastry blender, but you can also just use your hands. Work with the dough into you have pea-sized lumps.
Add the water (slowly) tossing the dough with your hands until have a sticky dough.
Cover the bowl with a damp dish towel and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
Flour your working space and divide the dough into 16 balls (3 inches in diameter)