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Have you ever made your own tortilla wraps?

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SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 16:37:37

I have a recipe copied from the internet but wondered if anyone had ever made them (and if so, how)

BuffyTheFluffySlayer Sat 15-Aug-09 16:39:00

Why? Life's too short, it's like making your own puff pastry, maximum effort, minimum return.
Pop to the shop and buy some, it's soo much easier.

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 16:41:03

Because i want to do fajitas for dinner
I have 2 wraps between 4 of us
I can't possibly drag everyone out for tortillas.

Besides, i already make all our bread and pitta bread and it's all so much nicer than shop bought. I just want to try it really I plan on sticking the ingredients into the breadmaker to make the dough though..

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 16:41:54

Oh, I don't make pastry, even Nigella says the packet stuff is as good as home made. Much to my late grandmother's horror - she was the pastry maker in our household [nostalgic]

GossipMonger Sat 15-Aug-09 16:43:30

DH makes them in seconds!! He is out atm but will post recipe later.

BuffyTheFluffySlayer Sat 15-Aug-09 16:44:35

I Imagine you need something flat to cook it on, a frying pan????? Plain flour as you don't want it to rise, a little salt, some water (best off finding a real recipe online as my cooking can get dire, I don't recommend making a pizza base out of puff pastry), roll it out, pop it in the frying pan and cook on a med-high heat. It may work (may).

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 16:46:50

I have a recipe (American, naturally. I'll have to dig my cups out) and it does look like a bit of a faff as you'd have to cook them 1 at a time. Although not as much of a faff as taking 3 children to Waitrose, especially when one of them is asleep on the sofa

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 16:47:14

I'm just going to run with what I've got and see what happens.

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 16:47:43

(ta, gossipmonger. Will check in later to compare recipes!)

BuffyTheFluffySlayer Sat 15-Aug-09 16:51:29

Let me know how it goes.

Yorkshire puddings are my downfall, they always end up tasting like cardboard hmm

Bumperslucious Sat 15-Aug-09 17:01:23

Interested to see how they turn out. I've seen someone do it with a big heavy press, look v cool.

SoupDragon Sat 15-Aug-09 18:32:52

Tasted fab but they were indeed too much of a faff rolling them out thinly and cooking them.

BuffyTheFluffySlayer Sat 15-Aug-09 19:05:54

ya see, just like puff pastry. A PITA for litle reward.

BumperliciousVsTheDailyHate Sun 16-Aug-09 10:59:45

On come dine with me someone had a big heavy press and they just made the dough, rolled it into a ball, put it in the press and voila, flat tortilla. I was so tempted to buy one after that grin

GrimmaTheNome Sun 16-Aug-09 11:12:28

I've made chapattis a few times, which I guess are similar in principle and could be used as a wrap. Not too bad a faff iirc

SoupDragon Sun 16-Aug-09 17:17:59

Oh yes, a press would make it a piece of cake (metaphorically speaking) but it is a bit OTT unless you have a wrap fetish. the rolling out and cooking was too much faff to be worthwhile for me.

Still, I've been meaning to try it for ages and at least I know it works OK in a wrap emergency!

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