Making things from scratch

Making things from scratch

While it takes a little bit longer, making things from scratch saves a ton of money in the long run. My s.o. and I realized we spend a ton of money on tortillas and they never stay fresh all that long so I started making them myself. Here is a recipe for them that I got from texasrollingpins.com These are way more filing than the kind you get in the store and you might already have the stuff to make them at home! Flour Tortilla Recipe Low Fat Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 4 Tbsp. low fat margarine about 1 1/4 cups warm water Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut low fat margarine in with a fork, pastry cutter or just do it the old fashioned way and use your hands. Next, add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. You do not need very hot water. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Now you will pull off pieces of dough to form about 12 small dough balls. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes, longer if you like. You can also cover them, and refrigerate. This is a good time to heat up the skillet. You will want to set it at medium to high heat. If it is too hot the tortillas will cook too fast. Now, you can roll out the dough with your tortilla rolling pin or palote (we just use an old wine bottle) . It is a good idea to dust each ball with a little flour just before you roll them out. Lay the palote in the center of the dough ball and roll up, center and roll down. It is good to lift the dough and turn it. Again, rolling pin in the center and roll. Roll them out fairly thin. Lay your tortilla on the hot skillet. It takes just a few seconds to cook. Flip to the other side. When they are done it should have lots of nice brown speckles. Place them in a towel. They are ready to be served!
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plant ID, please

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