I am trying to simplify my dinner recipes because sometime, if you couldn’t tell, I make things a little too complicated. Aside from choosing recipes that are less labor intensive, I am trying to plan meals weekly rather than relying on primal cravings. While in Australia, Ness introduced me to this great shop called kikki.K, which has amazing stationary and organizational tools. They have this meal planner pad, which beside having a great look, is something to get me thinking ahead.
While surfing the web, I came across a cluster or recipes on Martha Stewart.com about meatless comfort food… lasagna, casserole, macaroni and cheese, tortilla pie… Normally I don’t go vegetarian because my husband doesn’t consider something a meal unless there is meat. Maybe it is a Bulgarian thing… I don’t know.
So, tonight I am going to prepare Tortilla and Black-Bean Pie, which is pretty straight forward, but I don’t have tortillas readily available in Bulgaria, so I will have to whip some up. Thankfully, there is a wonderful site called Homesick Texan and they have a recipe for flour tortillas, where you don’t need any lard or shortening.
This was the third time that I have made these tortillas and the first time I used only all-purpose flour. The result were the best yet. I still have trouble getting them perfectly round, but I am not that anal.
Combine dry ingredients
3/4 cup warm milk & 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Combine oil with dry ingredients
Slowly add the warm milk and whisk
You will have a loose stick ball, knead for 2 minutes on a lightly floured surface ( I used cornstarch)
Let rest for 20 minutes covered with plastic wrap
Divide into 8 even-ish pieces and let rest again covered with plastic wrap
Roll out to a thin circle
Cook in a hot skillet and watch it, only a few seconds depending on how thin you rolled it
Flip and cook a few seconds more
Transfer to a paper towel and cover with another one or the steam will make them soggy.