I grew up very spoiled - my mother always made us fresh tortillas from scratch.
We stuffed them with veggies and soybeans and cheese and guacamole, and anything else you might fancy in your wrap (it's a hotly debated and highly personalized matter in my family!).
To this day, it's still everyone's favourite meal. Even my husband requests it every time we visit my parents.
I was so spoiled growing up that I only ever tried those rubbery, tasteless store bought tortillas after I moved out on my own.... and let me tell you, they are NOT the same thing!
Rolling out your own tortillas is a lot less difficult than you might imagine, and it's definitely worth the effort every now and then when you have a little extra time to spare.
Read on for the how to.....
Homemade Flour Tortillas
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
In a small bowl mix water, sugar and yeast, and let stand for 5 minutes.
In another bowl mix flour and salt.
Add wet ingredients all at once into the flour, and mix with a wooden spoon.
Then, using clean fingers, mix until incorporated into a ball and knead on the countertop for about 1 minute. Lightly oil the bottom of the bowl, and place dough back into the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let sit on the counter at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
Divide the dough into approximately 2-inch balls.
On a well-floured surface, roll out each tortilla to 3-4 mm thickness. Add flour as necessary to avoid sticking.
Place on dry heated frying pan (no oil), and cook tortilla for approximately 1 minute, until it starts to bubble up & rise, then flip over and cook the other side for another minute. Place the cooked tortilla on a plate and cover with a damp tea towel, while rolling & frying up the rest.
Enjoy with whatever fillings you desire!