Friday, February 3, 2012

Homemade Flour Tortillas and Some Wraps


Remember i said that i'm going to share a few breakfast recipes with all of you, this is one of them. Well, of course you can have tortilla wraps for lunch or anytime of the day. I've made tortilla a few times, the first one being posted here last year. I made them several times later again but didnt put it up cos the tortillas were a bit out of shape, you see, i'm not good at shaping the tortilla round. Actually i'm thinking of getting a tortilla press as i'm typing this now. Few weeks ago, i made tortillas again and okay, they look round, not perfect round but thinner than the previous times. i think tortillas are so versatile that you can stuff in whatever fillings you like to make rolls, quesadillas, sandwiches or you can just dip them in some savoury or curry dish just like the way you eat chappati.

Recipe for homemade tortillas ( taken from here )
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water

Method:
1.In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour and salt. Add oil and warm water, stirring to combine.  Transfer dough into a lightly floured surface and knead for 3 minutes until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces and roll each piece into ball. Allow to rest, covered with plastic wrap for 30 minutes.
2.Once dough has rested, preheat cast iron skillet over medium high heat ( i used a flat pan ) . Roll out each ball into a circle, about 6 inches in diameter.Cook one at a time in the hot skillet, flipping half way through, when it starts to puff and a few brown spots have appeared on the first side. Remove from skillet.

p/s the author advised not to use non stick pan as the non stick pan may not get as hot as the cast iron skillet. I used a flat griddle and am quite happy with this. I used some other recipes previously using a non stick pan and they were okay.


If you are not keen or find it a hassle to make your own tortillas., you can always get the ready made ones from stores. I'm showing here 2 different types of fillings which i made; one is breaded chicken with egg mayonnaise with some leaves and another one is lighter, just ham with some veggies and sprouts. No exact amount of some of the ingredients used, just an idea.



Breaded chicken with egg mayonnaise wraps
4 pieces of chicken fillets, striped. Season them with salt for 10 minutes, Coat them with cake flour, dredge them over beaten egg and finally coat them with dry breadcrumbs . Pan fry them in a non stick pan, letthem cook till fully brown on one side before turning over to cook the other side.
Mashed an hard boiled egg with couple of spoonfuls of mayonnaise and one spoon of dijon mustard and spread them on tortillas. Put the breaded chicken, some lettuce, chopped celery, capsicum  in the center of tortilla and roll up


Ham with veggies and sprout wraps
Spread the tortilla with some mayonnaise or mashed avocado, top with slices of ham, capsicum, purple cabbage and sprouts, sprinkle with some black pepper. Roll and cut them into smaller rolls if you want.

39 comments:

  1. wow...this is so great for breakfast, some meat with a lot of colorful veges, very high in nutritional value yeah...
    can i have one, lena?

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  2. Ur kids bringing these to school?
    Others will envy envy envy them :)

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  3. I like the ham with veggies and sprout ....I think I will make this for breakfast...healthy and yummy. I have problem shaping them round too :p but I think we will achieve it with more practices. Lena, thanks for sharing this wonderful breakfast meal :)

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  4. Hi Lena, your tortilla looks real good, very professional. Love all the filling that you make, wish I can have some now for my coffee break, LOL

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  5. Your homemade tortilla are first class! They are so professional made and it is hard to tell that they are home made. Yummy!

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  6. Not only I like that you make your own tortilla, I also like how you have different variations of fillings :)

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  7. Stuffed tortillas is one of my favourite on-the-go food.
    Lena, your homemade tortillas is definitely a healthier version compares to KFC one... Yes, I love their toasted twister very much.

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  8. This look really really nice. I love everything in wrapping, food such popiah and tortillas are those I like best.

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  9. Wah, super nice breakfast lena! And looks delicious and healthy all in a wrap! I think I can have it for any meal, not just breakfast, heehee.

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  10. Love homemade flour tortillas! I sometimes used them as the pizza crust ;-) Those wraps are wonderful.

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  11. Your photos are making me hungry. There is an award for you at my blog, go check it out.

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  12. Your tortillas are looking so perfectly made! I have been wanting to try at making them for so long! My daughter reminded me again last week! Got to make it soon, yours look so good!

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  13. I adore both versions of your wraps. And I can’t agree more a cast iron skillet is a great helper for making pan cakes.

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  15. Everything looks delicious and healthy! Great pics!

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  16. Yummy!
    I got an award for you, pick it up in my blog when you free :)

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  17. Yums.. I once ate only tortillas for lunch and dinner when I tried to reduce some body weight. It's very fulfilling though and tastes good. Love yours. :)

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  18. All look good, can I have some for my lunch hehehe ^^

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  19. You are so clever in making the tortillas. They look perfect to me and extremely healthy and love the filling too. Great idea for breakfast and lunch or dinner.

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  20. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesFebruary 3, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    So many variations! I wish I could just click on your blog and have them delivered to my door step instantly ^_^

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  21. Wow! Looks delicious and healthy too! I would love to bring some to work and eat for lunch:)

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  22. Oh my, they look so good and healthy too! Would love to pack them in our family's lunch boxes!

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  23. Wah untunglah your whole family dapat rasa home-made tortillas. Nampak sedap ooo.

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  24. LOVE homemade tortillas, and love wraps...these pictures are seriously making me hungry :)

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  25. I love to have both of your wraps, it loos yummy! Nice clicks!

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  26. you really really impressed me la lena...aunty nak makan tortilla pun kena beli kedai punya.... pernah try buat dulu tapi tulah dia, out of shape...torture tortilla....

    yours very nice...aunty nak copy lagi ya...hehe
    that day dah try your carrots cupcake, really yummy, thank you lena...

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  27. Lena, I am thinking if I use our homemade tortilla and wrap with your sweet sour crap will be out of this world delicious! Don't roll your eyes! I am not that LUCY, I will take off the shells lah! LOL! You just won't stop to amaze me, will you?

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  28. Whoa, making your own tortillas! They look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Hope you're enjoying your evening. Happy 'Yuen xiao Jie' to you & your fmaily.
    cheers
    Kristy

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  29. Hi Lena, looking at your these fantastic creations, they look better than ones I've seen here in the stores.
    Looks really delicious.

    Your these creations are really a work of art....not just food, and best its made with loving care.
    Lena, you the kind of lady men will put on a pedestal and love bring home show mummy.
    You have fun, and stay beautiful.
    Lee.

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  30. Well done,dear!Your wraps look fantastic!Blessings!

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  31. you are such an inspiration! I only wish I could say I have made my own tortillas. my husband asks me to all the time and I really do plan to but with the baby and toddler my time is limited right now! LOL! These look beyond amazing!

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  32. Homemade tortilla? Looks great Lena...and I love how you use to wrap all the goodies. Beautiful and very tempting pictures Lena.
    Hope you have a great week ahead :)

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  33. It's 9:30 p.m and I'm hungry again after I've seen these yumminess ;D These look really scrumptious ! If only I can illegally download it hee hee As I'm looking for an easy (corn) tortillas recipe , this recipe would be great ! Will try it sometime ;)

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  36. I grew up in Belize where with every meal you eat tortillas. I have made them alot and have tried both shortening and oil and I can guarantee your tortillas will taste and turn out better if you made them with shortening.

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