This week, we're virtually visiting some of the states in the southwestern part of the US. The recipe we chose to represent this part of the country is tortillas. Yes, you can buy pre-made tortillas at the store - but did you know it's really easy to make your own?
Check out Sara's guide to making tortillas:
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of butter or shortening
1/2 cup of lukewarm water
1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl
2. Cut in the butter or shortening
3. Add the lukewarm water and make a stiff dough
4. Form the dough into a ball and knead on a lightly floured board until smooth and flecked with air bubbles.
5. Divide dough into 8 balls.
6. Roll balls into 8" circles on a lightly floured board, or between sheets of wax paper.
7. Drop tortilla onto a very hot ungreased pan. Cook until bubbles appear (about 20 to 30 seconds.)
8. Lift from the edge, flip the tortilla, and cook on second side.
Serve hot with butter, cheese, or fillings of your choosing. Alternatively, you can cool the tortillas, wrap or package them in an airtight container, and refrigerate or freeze them for later use.
If you decide to make some homemade tortillas, we'd love to see how they turn out. Be sure to share your pictures with us on Facebook! And don't forget - just because we chose to make tortillas this week, doesn't mean you have to. If you'd like to make a different regional recipe, go right ahead! There are lots of other foods to explore from these states.