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The great tortilla experiment

Ran out of tortillas today. Since I don't have any other bread, don't have enough money left to get more, and I do have flour, I looked up a recipe on YouTube for tortillas.

The first sign of trouble was that I don't have baking powder. But since the recipe also had a sub-recipe for a single tortilla, I tried one without the baking powder to see what would happen. That one fell apart while it was being made, but the pieces were crunchy in parts and leathery in others, and tasted pretty good.

But, silly me, I decided to try to improve the structural integrity with an egg. (Integgrity, if you will.) Well, that did indeed improve the structural integrity, but it also made it taste like pancakes. Pancakes and Mexican food, not a good combo. Edible, but only just. Next time, just gonna go without the egg.

I would've just made pita bread instead, since I have everything I need for that, but it takes like 2 and a half hours to make.

This was cross-posted from https://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1437971.html
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acelightning
Apr. 27th, 2019 09:55 am (UTC)
Here is a recipe for a flatbread that has only two ingredients - flour and water (and a pinch of salt). It takes just a few minutes to prepare, and it's pretty tasty, and it has a texture that works well to wrap around fillings. This is probably how humans discovered that wheat is edible.


Edited at 2019-04-27 09:56 am (UTC)
fayanora
Apr. 27th, 2019 12:09 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that's amazing! Thanks for pointing that out to me!
fayanora
Apr. 27th, 2019 01:21 pm (UTC)
Can now confirm that recipe is far superior. A bit sticky to make, but fun, and delicious! I might never go back to store bought! (Well okay I will still buy some store-bought ones but only for when I'm in a hurry or in a funk.)

Edit: They're like little tacos! About the size of the ones authentic Mexican places use.

Edited at 2019-04-27 01:22 pm (UTC)
acelightning
Apr. 28th, 2019 12:43 am (UTC)
Most of that channel's recipes are easy to make, and the presenter is easy to understand (if you ignore his terrible puns). I like his suggestion, of walking into somebody's kitchen and whipping up a batch of primitive flatbread that easily, just to show off :-)
fayanora
Apr. 28th, 2019 01:10 am (UTC)
LOL, me too.
acelightning
Apr. 28th, 2019 03:28 am (UTC)
Then somebody left some wet dough out on a warm day and discovered that it had a nicer texture when cooked, and it tasted different... and then they did it with more water than grain, and invented beer.
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