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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Make your own tortilla wraps


I noticed over that since January, we have been using a lot of tortilla wraps. I'm not sure why, perhaps it is just easier than using bread or rolls the kids have them in their packed lunches, we are quite partial to them for lunch and they have crept into the odd dinner too. I have found I am buying at least 2 packs a week and been freezing them to make them last longer. At £1 or maybe less if you buy the own brand wraps, this soon adds up and while looking around for some filling ideas I discovered I could make my own. I almost cried when I realised how easy they are to make. I was originally spending £2 a week on wraps. I now spend 25p. They are much much healthier as they are low in salt and could just as easily make wholemeal wraps or add some flavouring to the mix, such as paprika, curry, garlic and herbs, cheese and onion. The list honestly goes on.


Photo taken from a taste of home - as i  have no camera. 

Ingredients: makes around 6/8

  • Your choice of flour - 4 cups
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water (warm/hot) - 1 cup (using milk will make a more fluffier wrap)
Method:
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, make a well and slowly add the water (or milk). Mix together to form a stretchy dough
  2. Add some flour onto your work surface and knead the dough. 
  3. Some say to leave it to rest for up to 20 mins. I wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for half hour. I don't think it makes a difference, its just how I've always made dough. 
  4. Divide into portions to the size of your pan - remember that the dough will shrink as the flour relaxes. 
  5. Dry fry for 1-2 mins on each side (if you wish to use oil you can but i find they come out soggy and limp) 
There is lots of ways to make this. This is a recipe i found quite a while back and have forgotten the site i found it on. If you do a google search you will find lots of variations. These are freezable and at the cost of pennies to make a batch, they are perfect for snacking. I make up various flavoured wraps once a fortnight for packed lunches and picnics. 

To stop them sticking together either: 
  • Pre freeze in a single layer on a tray till firm them stack together in a freezer bag or container
OR
  • Place a sheet of wax paper in between each one before freezing.

4 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I had never even considered making them myself, we sometimes use them at lunch time but not all the time. I like the idea that home made ones are obviously better for you than bought ones.

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  2. wow! gonna have a go at this, love tortilla wraps, and will try different flavours,,thank you!

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  3. wow, gonna try this, I love tortilla wraps and will try making new flavours now, thank you!

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  4. wow! gonna try this, love tortilla wraps and can experiment with different flavours! thank you x

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