So this morning I got a wild and crazy idea. I got my sleepy butt up outta bed at 5:30. Why, you might ask? So I could make homemade tortillas for my husband to eat for breakfast and take to work. I think everyone gets those moments. Where you want to do something nice right before your husband goes off to work so he'll go and talk to all his buddies out in the smoke pit. Man, my wife is so awesome, she did (insert task here) for me this morning! Response: Yeah, your wife is really awesome! I wish my wife did (insert task here)!
And then your husband comes home at the end of the day and says, "Honey, all the guys were jealous of me at work." Your reply is, of course, "Oh, well I can share the recipe with their wives."
But in your head, you're so thinking: Damn skippy they're jealous of you.
So I made the tortillas. For those wanting to play the home game, here's the recipe. Though I can't take credit for it. My awesome neighbor Donna gave this recipe to me from her mother.
2 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp shortening
1/2 - 3/4 C warm water
Combine all your dry ingredients, then cut in the shortening. It's not a lot so don't expect corn meal consistency. Just do your best to mix it in. Add the water. NOTE: Start with just 1/2 cup then add a Tbsp at a time until you get a doughy consistency. Pinch off wee chunks, roll out paper thin, introduce to a griddle for 2-3 minutes each side (w/ griddle temp at about 350-400) and you've got yourself some tortillas!
And then came time for the chocolate baton cookies. These things were tedious, but so far they look well worth it. The recipe is here, but I veered off the beaten path. They didn't hold shape well out of the piping bag and I nixed the sprinkles in favor of more chocolate. The result?
Perfect for dipping into coffee, no? I'll let you know next blog post. But damn skippy you're jealous. Until you make some of your own. Then we're back on even footing.