Since I speak Korean, I can easily order tortillas from the internet. Though it seemed expensive to me to pay about 4 dollars (US) to get 12 sheets of tortillas, plus pay the delivery cost which is another 4 dollars if I spend less than 40 dollars from that shop.
So I researched a little bit on the weekend to get a very simple tortilla recipe.
Here is the one I found, I altered it a bit in my own way. They were quite good but they weren’t as thin as prepackaged ones. I guess I need a better technique to do so.
Ingredients for 4 wraps
- White flour 2 cups – I used all purpose flour
- Starch powder – 2 tbsp
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Water 3/4 cup
- Olive oil – 2 tsp
- White flour – 2 tbsp (Anti sticky purpose)
Make sure you pour 3/4 cup of water, not 1 and 3/4 cups. There was a incident while my sister was helping me cooking. She doesn’t have much experience with measuring cups like most Koreans, and she poured 1 cup extra on the flour. Thanks to her, I started all the steps over again, and had to cook lots of Buchimgae pancakes to use up the other failed dough whole weekend. I still have 2/3 more to go.
- Sieve the flour, salt, starch powder.
- Add the water and olive oil.
- Kneed the dough. (The recipe I found recommend to leave it like that for about 1 hour in the fridge, but I didn’t have much time to spare, because of the incident I had. So I just kept going to next step without having any break.)
4. Divide the dough into 4 pieces.
5. Spread the white flour (2tbsp) on the board.
6. Roll the 4 pieces of the dough lightly on the board into balls. (Separately)
7. Roll one piece of dough with a rolling pin to make a thin round shape. (Repeat this for the rest of them)
8. Preheat the pan for 10 seconds.
9. Add one tortilla sheet and cook it for 20-30 seconds.
10. Turn it over and cook it for 20-30 seconds.
Also, if you have better ideas or suggestions to make tortillas with limited resources, I would like to hear about it from you too.:)
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