Anyway, on to today's recipe!
I love eating wraps - add a delicious filling and make a great lunch or turn into a Mexican meal for dinner...simply yummy! I usually buy a packet of wraps from the supermarket - the cheapest ones cost around £1.20 for a packet of 8 wraps. But I wanted to make my own. My River Cottage Bread Handbook has a recipe for tortillas and I thought I'd give it a go. OMG - it is so easy!!!! I actually feel embarrassed to think that I have been buying the packaged stuff for so long when making these little beauties is just so easy. And not only that - making your own is far cheaper, contains no preservatives or additives and is super-tasty as well. And no plastic rubbish either! Just think: a 1kg bag of organic white flour costs roughly £1.30 here and would be enough to make 32 (!!!) tortilla breads. All you need is to add some water and salt. So, for almost the same amount of money you can make four times as many wraps! I was really shocked when I realised this. And it doesn't take long at all either. I'm not saying I'll never buy the supermarket ones again (after all, life sometimes gets in the way & then we need convenience) but I think I will definitely try and make these from scratch as often as I can. I hope you'll give these a go - they are fabulous!
Tortilla bread (makes 8)
250g plain flour
- Mix the ingredients to a dough and rest for half an our to allow the gluten to relax.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls
- Using a rolling pin, roll each ball out into a flatbread (approx. 2mm thickness).
- Put a frying pan on the hob and once hot, place the tortilla into it for 30 seconds before turning and cooking another 30 seconds. Repeat this once more.
- Put the tortilla into a clean kitchen towel to keep warm and cook the rest.
(Recipe adapted from: River Cottage Handbook Bread)