In this time of blogging, DIY, and a resurgence in homemaking, there are loads of men and women who are making amazing things from scratch everyday, but I am often surprised at how many people have never even thought about making some things from scratch. There are a few things that I don't feel are worth making from scratch (ahem, curry paste... been there, done that and it just tastes better out of a can or package), but there are tons of things you can easily make from scratch that don't take too much time or any weird ingredients. Tortillas are one of these foods for me. I could spend $3 of my grocery budget buying tortillas, or make fabulous fresh ones at home and spend the $3 on something else. I don't make them from scratch every time, but I do love having a good recipe to use whenever I want to save that $3.00 (that sounds like such a trifling amount, but when you are trying to stick to a budget, it can go a long way!).
from Taste of Home
makes 8 medium/large tortillas
2 cups of flour (I often use 1 cup of wheat flour and 1 cup of white)
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
3 Tbs olive oil
Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Add water and olive oil and mix until a soft dough forms. Knead about 15 times until it is no longer sticky. Add a little more flour if necessary. Let it rest for 10 minutes and then divide it into 8 sections. Roll each into a ball on a floured surface. Roll each ball out with a rolling pin until it is very flat and round. Cook on a griddle or in a frying pan until they are slightly puffy and golden parts to each side.