Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Back in January, my husband and I finally purchased a bread machine. This was something we had wanted for years! With this milestone, I set a goal: to never have to buy bread or related food items again. In theory, I can make just about any baked good with this machine.
Six months in, I'm proud to say I've almost met that goal. Here's the thing—bread from the bread machine is delicious, but it's also heavy. Additionally, the slices tend to be larger than a normal loaf from the store. Putting my homemade bread in a pie iron for camping isn't feasible, so unfortunately we've had to buy three loaves of bread since we purchased our machine. I don't think that's too bad.
The bread machine has quickly become my favorite appliance, though. I love using it to make varieties of baked goods. Most often, I can be found using the dough setting.
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For one of my favorite dinners, tacos, I love making my own tortillas. They are better than store-bought and add that little extra something to taco night. These tortillas are soft, delicious, and easy to make. Give them a try, but be warned. You'll never want to buy pre-packaged tortillas ever again!
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place kneading paddle into bread machine pan.
- Place ingredients in the pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. I put liquid ingredients in first, followed by dry.
- Put the pan in your bread machine and set it to the dough setting. Let your machine work its magic.
- Once machine is finished, place dough on a lightly floured surface.
- Place a cast iron skillet on the stove and turn the burner to medium-high. Let your skillet get hot while you separate and roll out your dough.
- Cut dough into about 12 evenly sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
- Flatten each ball slightly with your hand. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into thin circles. You'll want each circle to be as thin as possible, about 1/8 inches thick.
- Place the tortillas in your hot skillet and cook each side for about 30 seconds.
- As you finish cooking each tortilla, keep them warm in a folded up towel.
- Once all the tortillas are finished, enjoy with whatever fillings you'd like!
- Store uneaten tortillas in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.