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Flour Tortillas!

I had planned to blog about dinner this evening, but Molly woke up and asked for quesadillas. I figured, why not? So off to google I went for a flour tortilla recipe and came across this lovely number over on AllRecipes.com. I made two changes; I used earth balance instead of the called for lard, and I cut it into 12 pieces instead of 24. I can’t imagine how tiny these would be I made 24!

Cut into 12 pieces

So the process went a little something like this:

Roll out into circle.
Roll out a tortilla. {Squint hard and pretend it’s round.}

Cook 1 min 30 seconds, then flip
Put in a medium heat cast iron pan. Set timer to 1 minute 30 seconds.

Roll out into circle.
While that one is cooking, roll out another tortilla. {Squint harder and pretend it’s a different tortilla.}

Cook 30 seconds more.
Flip tortilla and cook for another 30 seconds on the second side. {Squint really hard and pretend that I didn’t hit my timer before taking a picture and it actually reads :30.}

Rinse & repeat until you make all twelve.

Okay, so don’t rinse… adding water to the tortillas at this point would be quite yucky and pasty…

😉

Where were we?

Oh yes!

Bite!
Grab one and Enjoy!! {Or you could add cheese and make a quesadilla too, you know, whatever makes you happy.}

Texas Roadhouse Rolls?

I’m starting a new 365. Well… more like a couple 52s.

Every Tuesday for the year of 2012 I will cook/bake something new. This week, as part of my pre-52 trial run, I added some dinner rolls to our menu tonight of Lemon Chicken Piccata with rice and sugar snap peas.
Mixing up the dough.

I found a recipe on pinterest for Texas Roadhouse Rolls – Copycat Style. I knew right off the bat that it wasn’t *actually* like Texas Roadhouse Rolls when reading the original blog post about it, but since she said they were soft and good I thought why not!

Since I modified it for dairy free (with almond milk and earth balance), I was afraid that it would mess something up and not rise well.
Rise #1
Yeah, uhh, apparently that wasn’t an issue. So, I went on to roll out the dough and make individual buns.

Rolled out and separated. Rise #2

They rose again for a second time and went in the oven!

All Done!
Here’s what they looked like all done. Pretty yummy, right?

Enjoyed with rice and sugar snaps!
Dinner was pretty much a win.

Okay, full disclosure time…The center ones didn’t completely cook through and were a bit on the doughy side. Next time I’ll use two pans and space them out more. Not bad for the first try though, so we’ll definitely be having these again!