Last night we decided to try our hand at making our own tortillas. If you have ever had fresh ones, you'll know that they simply do not compare to the store bought ones, and frankly, how hard could they be to make (that may sound sarcastic, but they really did turn out to be pretty easy)?!? I had also been given a tortilla maker/press for Christmas (thanks Erin and Brad!), so that also helped inspire us on our quest for fresh tortillas.
The recipe was very simple - flour, salt, water, and lard (I substituted butter as I was fresh out of lard that day). Mix together until it forms into a nice little dough ball, let rest for 30 minutes or so, and then begin forming them into individual balls and pressing them flat. It turned out to be quite simple and kind of fun, and something that both Matt and I could do together (I used his brute strength to help get the dough flatter...).
Simple, right? Place ball in centre of press, flatten, turn, and repeat (I did end up giving them a little roll with my rolling pin just to flatten them out a bit further).