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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tortilla's For Lunch

HM Whole Wheat Tortilla's .85
Smashed Black Beans .50
Rice .50
Grated Mozzarella (4 oz) .65
Salsa .50
Lettuce .50
Carrots .75

Lunch total $4.25 (+milk, $1.00)

Tortilla's (I use a recipe similar to this one
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour .40
1 1/8 cup water Free
1 Tbs + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (.10) (Only if soaking)
1/2 tsp baking powder .05
1/4 cup olive oil .25
Dash kosher salt .05

To Soak:
Combine flour, water and apple cider vinegar the night before.  Allow to sit covered with a towel on the counter for at least 12 hours.  When you are ready to prepare tortilla's, fold in the baking powder, salt and oil.   Knead until a nice ball forms. Add a bit more water if necessary.

If you aren't soaking, skip the apple cider vinegar:
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with a whisk. Add in oil and water (1/2 cup at a time). Add more water as needed until you can form the dough into a ball that is dough like and not dry. If your dough is too wet, add a bit more flour. Once you have a nice ball of a dough consistency, divide it into about 10 smaller balls (I make a few more because some I make toddler sized).

Roll each ball out using a rolling pin. Mine end up all a little different in size, I roll them relatively thin as they do puff up a bit during cooking.

Preheat a griddle over medium, cook each tortilla for about 30 seconds per side. You may get little puffs, I stick a knife in them to deflate as they are cooking.

We prefer to eat them warm... but you can chill in the fridge for later use as well!

Hubs enjoys dessert tortillas... a warm tortilla with a dab of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.

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