Friday, January 18, 2008
I'm feeling better today. Thank you so much for all the well-wishes. It never ceases to amaze me what people will be so enthusiastic about. I really thought that the black bean burgers might bore all of you! You just never know.
Well, I decided to have one of those burgers for my lunch today, but didn't have any bread, so I had to make some in keeping with my Homemade Bread Pledge. I needed to make something fast and easy that would go well with black beans. I thought of tortillas! I'd never made them before and was kind of excited about the prospect.
This post is also my submission to Eve's 2008 Comfort Food Cook-Off on her blog The Garden of Eating. For me, nothing says comfort like homemade bread.
I found this tortilla recipe and of course I made some changes. I decreased the salt by half and used sea salt. I used vanilla rice milk instead of regular milk and used grapeseed oil.
I made the dough this morning before work, so I only had time to cook one tortilla. I left the rest of the dough in the refrigerator and cooked it when I got home. Rolling out the dough is hard work! I'm not very good at it and cannot form perfect circles. My tortillas are more squarish circles.
I added cilantro to mayonnaise and spread that on the burger, which I put on the tortilla. I rolled it up in foil and had that for my lunch with some soup. Yum! I'm bringing the same thing tomorrow.
Tortillas are really quick to make and so soft and delicious. I've bought them at the store, but am always concerned with the amount of sodium. Making them myself, I didn't have that worry.
I was talking to my friend tonight and he said that he never hears anyone say that they made homemade tortillas. And he lives in Miami! He said that his mom used to make him tortillas every Saturday when he was a kid. He's originally from Honduras, so hers were the real deal. My tortillas may not be too authentic, but I'm enjoying them and will definitely be making them again.
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