Saturday, February 7, 2015

Homemade Soft Tortillas

A pancake meets a tortilla and they get married. From this union is born, a tortilla that is as quick and easy to make as a pancake.

 No dough here, just whip together a batter and you are ready to make your own tortillas!

I love putting a teaspoon of mild taco sauce  and shredded Colby Jack cheese on a tortilla, folding it in half, and grilling it until the cheese just begins to melt and get gooey.

Seriously good food that is simple to make. One taste of a homemade tortilla and you will never grab a bag of prepackaged ones again


  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg


  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, and salt.
  • Stir briefly to blend
  • Add water and egg.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Heat an eight-inch skillet over medium low heat until hot.
  • Grease lightly with canola oil, or spray with pan coat.
  • Pour not quite ½ cup of batter into the skillet and immediately tilt the skillet until the batter forms a thin tortilla.

  • Cook the tortilla until dry around the edge, about two minutes.
  • Turn the tortilla over and cook the other side until it bubbles and browns.
Yield: five eight-inch tortillas