I’m all for recipes that have 5 or less ingredients. Why? Because that means they are easy to make. They might not always taste good, but the ones I have come across have been great.
And what is with the new craze on Facebook of posting recipes and everyone shares them? Isn’t that what Pinterest is for? Or is this for the lazy person or the person who refuses to join Pinterest? I was a refuser at one point, but I did it, I signed my life away last year. Although, come to think of it I don’t use it as much as I thought I would.
With all that to say, a few of my recent recipes I’ve tried have been found on Facebook. Like this one. They are quick and usually easy. Although, I do have an oatmeal banana cookie recipe that I had before it hit Facebook. But mine is much simpler – 2 ingredients (unless you add cinnamon – which I highly recommend – oh and mini chocolate chips). I think another similar recipe was going around FB had a couple more ingredients and maybe even a little bit of flour. No need people – go with the 2 ingredient one!
Here is the plan – test Facebook Recipes!
Are they really as great as they sound?
I saw the recipe for white flour tortilla’s on Facebook. You can find it on Carl Barbaro’s FB page. Follow him if you want. By the way, I’m not endorsing him at all – I’m just giving credit where credit is due. Although, he seems like a nice guy with nice posts. Maybe I’ll follow him. I never really got the whole follow thing on FB. Isn’t that what Twitter is for?
I was excited to see this recipe because I like bread. But I don’t have it around the house often and I don’t make it. But this recipe allows me to kind of have it both ways. I get bread and I can make it. Mind you it’s really thin bread and not fluffy. It’s a type of bread, right?
I decided to make the recipe with whole wheat flour instead of white. If you are not a whole wheat fan, try it out by making the recipe with half white and half whole wheat and see what you think. I’ve gradually made the switch and now prefer whole wheat flour in my baking. Only exception – cupcakes!
HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS:
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup warm water
- Combine all ingredients until it forms a dough.
- Roll into a big ball and take about 1″-2″ pieces off.
- Roll into small ball and pat it flat with your hands or use a rolling pin.
- Put on a griddle on the stove and let the sides cook until there are lil brown specks.
- My recipe made about 12 med/sm tortillas.
- The longer you leave them on the darker the brown spots get and the harder the tortilla gets. If you want soft tortillas, only cook 1 – 2 min per side. If you see bubbles start to grow, flip it over!
- Cook on medium heat or you will get hard tortillas.
- If you get hard tortilla’s use them for tacos or break them up for tortilla shells.
- Warm water – I don’t use my tap water for cooking or baking so to get warm water I put potable water in the tea kettle and let it run until I just start to hear it do it’s thing. Then I turn it off and measure out the water I need. Perfect warm temp!
I ate two with peanut butter and raspberry jam! Yum. They are quite good. I might try playing around with them a bit and add different herbs or honey and see what happens.
Try them out. They are super easy!
When I was little, my neighbor’s Mexican grandmother would make us fresh tortillas. She used lard and it stuck in my head you had to use it. I never thought to use a healthy oil. Although I buy whole wheat tortillas all the time. **LIGHTBULB** I will definitely be trying this out.
I noticed someone else who commented about lard on the FB comments. maybe they stay softer longer with lard, I’m not sure. They are pretty good. I need to perfect the cooking method to get soft ones and storage. Let me know how they turn out!
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