Tortillas are a STAPLE at my house for lunch, dinner, and even snack time. Seriously, I know this recipe by heart because I make it so often. Whether we load them Mexican, Italian, or American style...they are always a big hit.
Homemade white-or-wheat tortilla recipe is below.
Also, plenty of "fixin" ideas with which to load them up to your liking.
Above is a picture of a homemade white tortilla topped with pork carnita meat (recipe from my sista Ang), home made salsa, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and black beans.
Homemade Tortilla Recipe (White OR Wheat):
3 Cups flour (White or Wheat)
1 TB baking powder
1 Tsp salt
1 TB sugar
2 TB oil
1 Cup warm water
2 TB Vital Wheat Gluten (Optional ingredient when using WHEAT flour)
MIX all ingredients together and kneed for approx 5 minutes.
COVER and allow dough to REST for 10 minutes while you gather your toppings
CUT dough into 6-8 equally sized pieces and lightly FLATTEN each piece in your hand.
COVER again and allow dough to REST for a couple minutes.
ROLL or PRESS your tortilla dough until it is 1/4" thin.
PLACE tortilla on hot skillet for approximately 1-2 minutes.
Use the tortillas immediately or refrigerate for up to a week for quick meals in the future.
(This is the same recipe I use for pizza crust. It works perfectly for BOTH meals. )
Mexican: salsa, beans, cheese, taco meat, carnitas, spicy shredded chicken/beef/pork, lettuce,
American: ham, cheese, pickles, tomatoes, and sprouts (anything you would put on a sandwich or panini)
Italian: mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes (anything you would put on a pizza)
Since I make these SOOO often, I'm hoping to get a tortilla press soon. :-)