We had quesadillas for supper last night and I completely forgot to get tortillas! Oh no. I've been terrible this week. I have a meal plan, I just don't have all my grocery shopping done! I was all ready to start making supper and realized I forgot the most important part. And then, inspired by Alton Brown, I decided to make my own! The first recipe I tried called for softened butter and they didn't turn out quite like I had imagined. The second called for oil and they were so much easier to make although, I have to admit, I haven't actually tried them yet. I didn't have enough tortillas from the first recipe to make lunch for today.
As if I needed another from-scratch item to add to my list. I am really glad that I did make them however, because now I know how easy it is. I could probably make a whole bunch one day and throw them in the freezer. I can tell you that making them at home is much cheaper than buying them! And probably a lot tastier too. (I'll let you know!) I had wanted to make them with whole wheat but I'm running low on wheat flour and bread trumps tortillas. I should see if I can find a recipe for corn tortillas too...mmmm, that sounds good.
ETA: The tortillas were really good! They were plain flour tortillas so they pretty much tasted like store-bought but better of course. Homemade always is! The recipe I used is from goodLife [eats] (that's a direct link to the recipe) found via foodgawker). I should add that the original recipe calls for whole wheat flour which I would have loved to use but like I said before, I was running low. Also, the instructions are for using a tortilla press, I just used a rolling pin and did it the "old-fashioned" way. Make sure they are really thin! I basically rolled mine until I couldn't flatten them any more and that was using most of my body weight to press down.