Fresh Tortillas

My darling husband gave me this cookbook by Annabel Langbien for Christmas

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The Free Range Cook – Simple Pleasures

I have been cooking up a storm and everything I have made has been a hit!

I made tortillas for dinner last night they were so easy and tasted so fresh I will never get supermarket tortillas again!


If you want to give it a go here is Annabel Langbeins Recipe (give it a try, it’s so easy!)

Fresh Tortillas

3 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup neutral oil (I used Rice Bran oil)

1 cup very hot water

Place flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and add oil and hot water. Mix to combine and then knead for 3 minutes. The dough should be soft enough to roll easily. Cover and allow to stand for 15 minutes.

Divide into 16 portions. Roll into balls, then roll out balls very thinly on a lightly floured board. If you want perfectly round tortillas, use a tortilla press or place a plate on top of each rolled tortilla and cut around. (I just rolled mine and they were not very round, but my family know my cooking style is very rustic!)

Heat a fry-pan or hot plate and cook tortillas one by one over a low heat. Flip when bubbles puff up. The tortillas will start to fill up with air – when this happens flip it again, squash it down a bit and continue cooking until a few browned marks have appeared on both sides (about 1 minute each side). Fresh Flour Tortillas can be reheated briefly in the microwave between paper towels or wrapped in tin foil and heated in the oven.


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