Flat breads, Tortillas, Chapati Bread...
it has various names and the same Basic recipe.
Tortillas take a little baking powder and lard..
A sweet friend of mine was telling me about making these
and how much her family liked them.
I always bought tortillas but they are just really not that great.
I had been told they are hard to make too..
So I tried these one night last week...
We had them 3 different nights with different fillings..
Kyle and the girls loved them.
Anyway so I went to my favorite Recipe website..
Found this under Indian Chapati bread..
2 cups of flour( I use unbleached and oat or wheat flour)
2 T of oil(I used Olive oil)
3/4 cup of hot water(it does make a difference to use hot)
This makes about 10 flat breads.
Then you mix till its a soft ball of dough but not sticky.
Divide into smaller balls of dough about the size of a ping pong ball.
Let it rest for a few minutes.
Then roll out very thin.
I have the perfect size small wooden rolling pin for this..
I cook it on med-hi for about 30sec-1 minute on each side.
My cast iron round griddle pan is perfect for this.
I spray a little olive oil spray on it but its really not necessary.
Cook till it bubbles a little then flip.
Then fill it with yummy stuff like this...
Shredded seasoned chicken, zucchini, squash and onions
with a little Chevre to hold it all together..
They are very filling 2 is about all of us eat at the most.
Then we took some to the river with us cold.... Had mayo, onion, tomato and tuna fish, it was a good picnic food.. There were some recipes that made them sweet. I thought it would make a good breakfast food filled with fruit or jam... Its somethign easy to throw together if we run out of bread. My personal opinion it would be better than store bought bread health wise. There is really nothing to it..
So that is the new food craze around here! Its not very often we find something everyone likes this much!!