Sesame & Black pepper flour Tortilla

I toasted the sesame seeds to bring out the flavor of the sesame seeds…..tasty!

You will need;

260g all purpose flour

55g Butter

2 Tbsp Sesame seeds

Black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

Warm water as needed

Toast the sesame seeds in dry skillet on med heat

Sesame

stirring constantly so it browns evenly

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Done!.

Combine everything except the water in a bowl.

Sesame & Black pepper flour tortilla I had a little white sesame seeds left so I threw them in.

Mix well until it forms a breadcrumb-like texture

Drizzle the warm water in slowly and form into a soft but firm dough. Knead for about 10 min.

Let rest for 30 min or more.

Divide into 2 and form into a log.cut into equal portions.

roll into balls.flatten it and let it rest for about 5 min,covered.

roll each into thin sheets and cut them into the size you want with a round bowl or pot cover and a small knife.

minis…..

or full size

Heat your skillet and cook for about 10-15 secs on each side.

or

minis…. I love all things mini

wrap in kitchen towel while cooking the rest to keep warm

Use as sandwich wrap,tacos,quesadilla,tortilla chips,with soups,anything you want. You can even try some sweet dessert combinations.

Enjoy!

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Corn Tortilla

Corn Tortilla

Tortillas………………I love them,they are so versatile, you can use them any way you want,as sandwich wraps,tacos,burritos, quesadilla, tortilla chips, make them mini and you have a great base for appetizers.

Corn tortillas are really tasty, most recipes use masa harina,I don’t have that so I used regular corn flour with some white flour,to be honest,I don’t know if it is the same but it is really really really tasty.

You will need;

200g Corn Flour

200g all purpose flour

65g Butter

A pinch of Salt

Warm Water as needed

Combine the flours,butter and salt. Rub in the butter till it forms something that looks like bread crumbs.

Add water a little at a time and mix until you form a nice soft but firm dough.

Knead properly for about 10 min.

Let rest for about 30 min to 1 hour.

divided into 2 workable portions.

Roll into a log and cut it into equal portions.

You are going to need some more flour for rolling.

Roll each in between your palms to form a ball,then flatten it.

Flour your work surface and roll each dough into really thin sheets,lift and rotate in between rolling it so it does not stick to the surface.

You can make them into big circles

Corn tortilla

Roll it out and cut with a round cutter,I used the bowl of my food scale.Just place the round bowl or pot cover on the rolled out dough and cut with a small knife.

 …….sometimes,there are not so perfect.

you can cut into small circles too for appetizers or small bites.

Heat your skillet  and cook 1 at a time about 15 secs on each side.

 Wrap in kitchen towel after it is cooked to keep it warm.

You can freeze it too,so feel free to make a large batch. Just warm a bit in the oven or on a skillet to make it pliable before you use.

Corn tortillamini corn tortilla.

Enjoy!

Parsley & Garlic Corn Tortilla

Parsley and garlic?….why not?   Just the first 3 are rosemary &garlic,the others are just plain corn tortillas.

You will need;

400g Corn flour

300g All purpose flour

100 ml Oil

1 Tbsp dried Parsley 

1 Tbsp powdered Garlic

A pinch of salt.

Warm water as needed

Combine all except the water and mix well.

Drizzle in the warm water a little at a time and form into a soft but firm workable dough.

Rosemary &Garlic Corn tortilla

I added the parsley and garlic after mixing it because I wanted plain and flavored corn tortillas,so i took some out for the plain tortillas and used the rest for the flavored one.

Knead properly for about 10 min. let it rest for about 30 min to 1 hour.

divide into 2,roll into a log and cut into equal portions.

Roll each on a floured surface and place a round bowl or pot cover the width of what you want and cut with a knife.

you can make minis too.

Heat your skillet and cook for about 15-20 secs on each side.

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and flip

wrap them stacked in a kitchen towel to keep warm until you are done with all.

These can be frozen,so you can make as much as you want.

Warm in an oven or on a skillet to make it pliable before you use.

Enjoy!

Wheat Tortilla

I love all things wheat so it only makes sense that I make wheat tortillas,right? Plus,it’s really easy.

You will need;

260g Graham wheat flour

260g All purpose flour

113g Butter or Olive Oil

1/4 tsp Baking powder

Warm water as needed

Combine all except the warm water in a bowl.

Wheat tortilla

rub together to form breadcrumbs-like texture

drizzle warm water as needed and form a soft but firm dough.

let sit at room temperature for about 30 min to 1 hour. Knead again and divide into 2 workable portions.

Roll into logs and cut into equal portions.

roll each into a ball and flatten it.

Roll one at a time into flat sheets,pick and rotate the dough as you roll so it does not stick to the surface.

Roll

place a bowl or pot cover the width of what you want over the rolled dough and cut with a knife. some won’t be perfect.

 and some will be close to perfect.

heat your skillet and cook on each side for about 15-20 secs. Wrap in a kitchen towel to keep warm while cooking the rest.

You can make mini tortillas too,just use the size of the cutter you want,I used an empty tin that had canned peaches in it.

Enjoy!

Quick lazy day’s meal.I left the tortilla on the heat a bit longer so it can become crisp and eat it with some Nigerian style salad.

I can be lazy like that.*chuckles*.

Have a blessed day.

Tomato Salsa

Taco Seasoning Crakers with Salsa

 

The first time I made this,I fell in love. I love love love the refreshing taste of this salsa,I kept going back for more. I eat this with anything.As you can see in the picture,I had it with some homemade taco seasoning crackers,was delicious! I also had it with steak,yum!

In preparing this,I just made use of what was available to me.Most recipes call for lime,since I could not get limes,i used lemon instead.

 

2 large tomatoes,diced

1/2 medium onion or 1 small onion,chopped

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of powdered garlic

Pinch of dried parsley

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Dash of sugar

Sprinkle of freshly milled Black pepper

 

Mix all together in a bowl,cove and refrigerate for about 4 hours to allow the flavours blend well together.

You can double,triple,anything-ple this recipe.

Enjoy

Homemade Taco seasoning

I like to double this recipe so that I can have more than enough in my spice cabinet. This recipe is not originally mine,I found it somewhere on the web and modified it to suit my needs

2 Tbsp Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 tsp Onion powder or 1/2 -1 cube onion powder

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp Dried Oregano

1 tsp Hungarian style Paprika

3 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp salt

2 tsp freshly milled black pepper

Mix all together and store in a labeled jar.