Failsafe Recipes: Other recipes and hints

Homemade flour tortillas

A surefire way of getting my 2 boys (age 5 and 3.5) to eat a meal is to wrap it in a tortilla. I was dismayed at the number of additives in our favourite brand so now we make our own and my boys love helping.

3 cups of plain flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup failsafe oil eg canola
1 cup of warm water

I make up the dough in the breadmaker and then cut, roll and cook but you can make it without a breadmaker. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the oil and water, and mix with a fork or blunt knife until a soft dough forms. Transfer to a floured board and knead for five minutes until smooth. Put in a clean bowl, cover and stand in a warm place for an hour. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each out into a 20cm circle – this might take practice. Heat frypan over medium heat and dry cook tortilla for one minute each side, pushing down gently if it puffs up a bit. Stack on a plate and serve immediately or allow to cool, stack, wrap in foil, then freeze. Can be reheated in microwave or pan. - thanks to Anne