My own tortilleria!

I’ve always loved to cook and bake. I grew up around a lot of family members that loved to cook. From my Great-Grandma to my Mom and Dad. My Dad was such a great cook, he could have had his own restaurant. I remember watching him prepare dinner nearly every night. The smell of onions and garlic sautéing in olive oil always brings me back to his kitchen in Dallas. I have treasured recipes from many people in my family, but the one thing I was missing was a recipe for tortillas. I searched for a recipe online and gave it a shot. My first attempt was… less than desirable. The goats loved them though!

Yes, that is a tortilla. Not flatbread.

Josh and I were talking one day and he mentioned that his Grandma used to make tortillas every day. He said his Grandpa ate them every night with dinner like some people might eat bread. He said he used to help her with them occasionally. As soon as I heard this, I begged him to teach me! I showed him the recipe I used and he said, “you don’t need a recipe, we can go to the store and buy a mix!” So, away we went. The mix made things much easier.

These tortillas were much better, but still not as thin as I’d like them to be. I still made them about 2 times a week. I found a really nice tortilla press on Etsy. I thought it was the answer to my thickness problem. While the tortilla press did work, it did not make them as thin as I was hoping for. They tasted great, but just not how I wanted them.

One day, while watching one of my favorite cooking shows on Food Network “Girl Meets Farm”, she made tortillas. They looked like the exact tortillas I’d been trying to make! So I used her recipe and gave it a shot. It was a super success!

I now make tortillas about every 10 days. Most of the recipes I read in the beginning said “once you start making tortillas homemade, you’ll never want store-bought again!” And I’d have to say, I agree!



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