Here is another recipe we admittedly never tried until we started our Whole Foods Budget Challenge. Tortillas are not exactly expensive, but we have found that they are very easy to make and cost pennies a piece! Our first week of the challenge we worked on making bread in our bread maker – but I didn’t think to make our own tortillas – and I bought two packages just like a typical week. I spent about $6 on two 10 packs of tortillas – silly me – I could have made those 20 tortillas for less than $1! I am not sure if saving $5 a week sounds like much to you – but $5 a week is $20 a month and $260 a year! Maybe $260 a year doesn’t even sound like that much to you – but we do this on several little items. Over the years we save thousands!!
Mr. Deals and Steals pretty much made these tortillas all by himself! I was busy making Chocolate Chip Muffins. So he was kind enough to share the recipe below…….
3 cups flour (we used half white and half whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
Blend the dry ingredients together.
Add the oil to the milk. Mix together. Add liquid slowly. knead into ball.
Move dough to floured surface. Knead until dough is not sticky.
Move dough back to bowl and cover with a damp cloth so it does not dry out. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Cut dough into golf ball size pieces. Roll dough into balls and let sit for another 5-10 minutes. (be sure to cover them again)
Roll the balls into paper thin flat tortillas. Cook for about 30 seconds per side on a griddle.
We made a huge batch! We put 12 in the fridge and 20 in the freezer. Seriously – super duper easy and budget friendly!
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