Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fresh Produce

'tis the season. . .
dried fruit

fresh jam

homemade fruit leather rolls

fresh peas

Blueberries. . .

Tonight I will be dreaming about blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes and blueberry cobblers.  

We purchased the most delicious blueberries from our nearby Amish friends. 

I apologize that I have been so slow to post new menus.  The summer sun has distracted me.
. . .and soccer camps, vacations and picnics at the park.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Homemade Tortillas

This was my first attempt at homemade tortillas.  Everyone in my family agreed that they were so much better than store bought tortillas.  I was amazed how easy they were to make! 

Whole Wheat Tortillas
(Taken from "Wild Flour" by Denise Fidler, the Country Baker)

3-4 cups soft whole wheat pastry flour (I used freshly ground white wheat flour)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/3 cup oil
1 cup warm water

In your Bosch bowl with batter whips (or other mixer), mix dry ingredients.  Add all wet ingredients in a slow and steady stream.  Mix and knead adding more water or flour as needed to produce a smooth dough for 1-2 minutes.  Form into 12-18 balls.  Cover and rest 30 minutes.  Press in electric or manual tortilla maker and cook.  The secret to a great tortilla is a soft and moist dough.  

*I used a rolling pin to roll them out and cooked them on my electric griddle.  
*Warm tortillas with butter, cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top are delicious.
*Tortillas freeze great.  Just seal in heavy-duty freezer bag with layers on waxed paper between them.  
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