People who know me a little, most probably know I have a thing for quesadilla’s. In my defense may I add that I am not the only one? I have told you before about my ‘quesadilla groupies’ (yes you know who you are).
Anyway, I usually use the store-bought tortilla’s to make quesadilla’s and don’t bother about making my own. At the end of the day, the store-bought ones are perfectly fine. But as with most homemade things, homemade tortilla’s do taste better.
So here you are: my recipe for homemade flour tortilla’s. They are dead easy to make and you can fill them with anything you like: in case of quesadilla’s with cheddar cheese of course, but they are also delicious filled with beef strips, brisket, grilled fish, pulled pork, you name it. Add salad, a little salsa, some sauce. Happy days!
Homemade Flour Tortilla’s
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Cuisine: Caribbean
- 2 cups / 250 g all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup / 125 ml cold water
- In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the coconut oil, then add the water. Kneed with your hands into a soft, smooth dough. Cover in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a small ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball out into 7″ / 15 cm thin round disks.
- Heat a griddle pan. Lay 1 piece of dough on the hot griddle and bake for 30 – 40 seconds, or until grill-marks appear and you see small air-bubbles on the surface. Turn around and bake on the other side for 10 – 20 seconds. Place the tortilla’s on a baking sheet covered with a kitchen-towel while you bake the remaining lot.