If, like me, you have always marveled at the magic of a tortilla then look no further. These are honestly so easy to make, not even any tricky yeast in these to catch you out. So there is no reason not to give it a whirl. These are best served hot from the pan as they are still very soft and easy to fold then but will keep for up to three days if you keep them airtight. These don’t have the same leathery feel as some shop bought tortillas, they are much softer and are actually more durable when folding, wrapping and generally over loading your tortillas. They only have to be rested for 30mins and will have all family and friends astounded by your culinary expertise.
Homemade Tortilla Wraps (Makes about 10)
3 cups plain flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup hot water
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Drizzle in the oil and use your fingers to work it through the flour until it resembles crumbs.
- Make a well in the middle and pour in most of the hot water. Mix until it forms a soft ball adding the rest of the water if needed.
- Place in a clean bowl, cover with a tea towel or cling film and let rest for 30mins. It won’t rise as there is no yeast only baking powder, so don’t worry if you come back and it is the same size.
- Divide the dough into ten balls and roll each one out into a thin disc on a well floured surface.
- Heat a large frying pan over a medium/high heat and cook the wraps for 1-2mins or until brown and blistered then turn and repeat on the other side.
- Serve warm, also suitable for freezing.