Way back in May 2003 Backpacker Magazine had an issue that included a recipe section on tortillas. We've been making them ever since. It is one great recipe. And so simple.
3 cups white flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup warm water
Combine the flour, salt, and oil in a large bowl and mix until crumbs form. Add water and mix until you can form the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it until it is smooth. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set aside for at least 15 minutes. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each into a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into an 8 inch circle.
Now with this batch, I experimented with using 1/2 whole wheat flour.
I found this made the dough less stretchy.
Normally when we put the dough on our tortilla maker, we just smush and it turns into nice even tortillas.
But with the whole wheat flour we ended up with smaller tortillas.
They still tasted good though.
Incidentally, you don't need a tortillas maker to cook these. We've made them in a skillet many times. Just roll out and cook for 45 seconds on each side in a nonstick skillet.
Makes 12 8 inch tortillas.
So many uses, but here's what we did with ours this time around: