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How to make Homemade Flour Tortillas

Making flour tortillas from scratch is pretty quick and easy. In Denmark, you can only find some pre-made tortillas that taste really dry, and bland, so much so that they will ruin any meal you use them with. So what does that mean? I gotta make tortillas from scratch if I want them to be good. :o) The hard part can be rolling them out, and cooking them, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy in the end. Here is a video on how I make homemade tortillas, and below is the recipe.


How to make Homemade Flour Tortillas

Yield: 12 large tortillas

How to make Homemade Flour Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the coconut oil or oil of your choice, and mix it together with your fingers, until kind of resembling bread crumbs.
  3. Add warm water, and mix together with a spoon or fork until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for a minute or less until it becomes smooth.
  5. Then, divide the dough into equal portions, and cover with plastic wrap and a towel.
  6. Let the balls of dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, after 5 minutes, set a pan on the stove and let it heat up. I usually have it on a medium/high setting. It's important that the pan is hot enough when you start to cook the tortillas.
  8. Roll a tortilla on a lightly floured surface. I usually press it down, and then roll it. You can roll it to the thickness you want.
  9. Place the tortilla in the hot pan and cook it for a minute or two on each side. It is a good sign if it puffs up. Sometimes the first tortilla doesn't come out well, if the pan is not hot enough. Make sure to watch the tortilla closely and flip it over when it starts to brown.
  10. Repeat this process until all tortillas have been made.
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Pizza Dough Recipe

This pizza dough has two different kinds of flour. It makes a really good thin and crispy pizza. It is a recipe by two Danish chefs that host a cooking show in Denmark called Spise med Price. I will translate the recipe to English below, and I also made a video showing you how I made this pizza. Hope you enjoy it!

            

Pizza Dough Recipe 

Ingredients
300 grams pizza flour (type 00 flour)
200 grams Plain flour or Durum Flour
1/2 tblsp. sea salt
2 tsp. dry yeast
2 tblsp. olive oil
3 deciliters water

Directions

1. In a tall glass or small bowl mix the yeast and warm water together. Cover and let sit for 5 – 10 minutes.

2. Then, in a large bowl mix both kinds of flour, and sea salt (crushed).

3. Then, make a well in the center of the flour, and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.

4. Mix together until a dough forms.

5. Next, form the dough into a ball, and on a floured surface, knead the dough for 5 – 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

6. Place the dough in a large bowl drizzled with olive oil, and coat the dough in the olive oil.

7. Cover the dough and let it rise for 2 hours or overnight.

8. Then, after the dough has risen, pre-heat the oven to the highest heat. If you are using a pizza stone, place it in the oven as well.

9. Next, punch down the dough and divide it into 3 or 4 if you want a super thin pizza. If you aren’t using all the dough now, then place the dough you aren’t using in a food safe plastic bag and put it in the fridge.

10. Then, stretch out the dough you are using or roll it out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface.

11. Move the flattened dough to a baking tray, or baking paper, once finished. You can also roll it out on a piece of baking paper but it’s not that easy.

12. Add the sauce, cheese, and toppings, and then place in the oven. If you are using a pizza stone, then remove that from the oven, and carefully place the pizza on the stone.

13. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes or until it looks ready.

Tip: To avoid the dough having too much flour, you can add the yeast/water mixture to a large bowl first, then olive oil,  and then add in the flour/salt mixture little by little until a dough forms.

Italian Parmesan Oregano Bread

This bread recipe is similar to the Parmesan Oregano Bread at Subway, a sandwich chain from the U.S.. It is so delicious and great for sandwiches, tapas, or simply just sliced on the side of a meal. It is really flavorful, crunchy on top, and soft on the inside. I usually just make one baguette or two small breads, but if you have a large family or simply just want two loaves of bread, then make sure to double this recipe. If you want to see a video on how I make it check it out here, otherwise the recipe is below. Hope you enjoy it!

Italian Parmesan Oregano Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 baguette or two small round loaves

Ingredients

    For the dough
  • 2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • For the topping
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the yeast, honey, and warm water in a large bowl. Cover and let it stand for 5 - 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the salt and flour together. Then mix the flour into the yeast mixture, a little at a time, until it forms a dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 - 7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and turn once to coat.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  6. Gently punch down the dough, and shape it. You can shape it into one baguette or two small round breads, if you decided to follow this recipe exactly.
  7. Then, in a small bowl, combine the parmesan, oregano, and garlic powder together. Then, mix in the olive oil.
  8. Next, rub a little olive oil on top of the bread, and rub on the parmesan mixture.
  9. Let the dough rest for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/425F.
  11. Finally, in a preheated oven bake the bread for around 25 minutes.

Notes

If you double the recipe, you don't need to double the yeast amount.

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Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

I have tried so many recipes for buttermilk biscuits, and finally found one that I love. They are so easy to make, and I often just whip them up quickly when I want to have some biscuits.

So the other day I made a video showing how I make my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe. I uploaded it to my new YouTube channel. You can watch it below and make sure to subscribe if you want to see more cooking videos. The recipe is below the video. Note: In this video I only make half the recipe.



Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

Yield: 10-12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1?4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tblsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 tblsp. salted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or less)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 232°C/450°F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk. Then, cut the butter into chunks and mix with dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Next, add just enough buttermilk to form a dough (You might not use all the buttermilk). 
  4. Then, turn the dough out onto a floured board and gently pat dough until it's about 1/2" thick. Do not use a rolling pin. Fold the dough about 2 - 3 times, and gently press the dough down until it is about 1 inches thick.
  5. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds. Then, place the biscuits on a baking tray. Note: If you place the biscuits close together (touching each other) they will rise more in the oven. 
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Tip 1: To make drop biscuits, use all of the buttermilk. It will make a wet dough. Simply spoon balls of dough, a few inches apart, onto a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown.

Tip 2: To make buttermilk, put 1 tblsp. vinegar or lemon juice in a 1 cup measuring cup and fill the rest of the cup with milk. Let stand for about 5 minutes before using.

Tip 3: The biscuits rise even more if the dough is not too dry. So it's best to dust a slightly wet dough in flour before you cut out the biscuits.

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