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Old 09-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #11
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Yep. There's nothing like homemade tortillas. The whole wheat go great in wraps.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:03 PM   #12
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Wow! That table looks great. Good job on the tortillas, just the way I like them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #13
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You might be able to improve a quick tortilla press is you have any pie plates. Invert one, and lay some plastic over it. Then, layer the second pie plate with plastic, but right side up. This way the plate provides the flat, even pressure, while the plastic keeps the dough from sticking to the plates.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:46 PM   #14
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Flour tortillas question


I was reading several packages of flour tortillas in the supermarket recently. None say anything about if you have to heat them up or just eat them out of the package with various goodies.

Please don't think that I'm just pulling your leg. I've never eaten any flour tortillas except in Mexican restaurants. They usually come wrapped up to keep them warm. Do you have to heat them up? Does it improve the taste?
What's the best way to heat flour tortillas up?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:06 PM   #15
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Nothing says you HAVE to eat tortillas warm.

Anyway, I've heated them two ways: 1) lightly wrapped in foil in a 325-degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, & 2) lightly wrapped in slightly damp paper towels in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. In both instances check them midway to see how they're doing.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #16
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I didn't think they looked burnt either, I thought they were darker from the whole wheat. :-) My Mexican friend Adalia whips up homemade tortillas all the time, then her and her mom have amazing fillings for them. (they keep telling me EAT! EAT! Mexican food is not fattening!) hahaha - yeah right. :-)

Anyway, thought I'd tell you your tortillas look great! And all the fillings to go in them!
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:55 PM   #17
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Now that I know how easy it is to make ! Made these wholewheat tortillas last night - they may look a bit "burnt" (must still practice a bit) but they tasted great. Much nicer (and cheaper) than store bought ones!
Hi Tanya,

They look great! Is there any chance you could share your recipe? If not I'm sure I could easily find one, but I like the idea of a TNT one IYKWIM .

Thanks
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #18
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They look great! Keep cooking!

Two questions for the group:

I must be a dummy, but what is NYT bread? I've been baking for years. Haven't heard of it.

How can a flour tortilla be modified to cut down on the carbs? 25g for one is way too much.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:24 PM   #19
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if you want a quick treat. butter a side of flour tortilla and heat butter side down, turn over, butter, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on it . warm til starts to melt a little. with milk is yummy.i once made apricot burroites (spell check not working) put apricot pie filling along one edge. roll up pretty tight, fry til golden and sprinkle with powdered sugar. used to make the tortillias for my son-in-law, he is no longer my son-in-law.lol. also made salsa but they ate it faster than i could make it.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:50 PM   #20
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They look great! Keep cooking!

Two questions for the group:

I must be a dummy, but what is NYT bread? I've been baking for years. Haven't heard of it.

How can a flour tortilla be modified to cut down on the carbs? 25g for one is way too much.
Hi, Dave. NYT bread is a recipe for no-knead bread that was printed in the New York Times a couple of years ago. There's a huge thread on it here: NY Times bread recipe--what FUN HTH.
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