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A Travelling Cook: Quick and easy tortillas and Quesadillas

Quick and easy tortillas and Quesadillas


I love Mexican food and when Chris was in America, I asked him to get me some spices and liquid smoke. He couldn't find the specific spices I was after but brought back a big bottle of liquid smoke. This is a really easy recipe for making your own Quesadillas. They traditionally are served with the filling in the middle of two which have been reheated, but I like mine open faced. You could add any veggies of choice, I usually would substitute black beans and sweet potato for the corn and kidney beans but haven't found either here in Germany.
Quesadillas
Ingredients
                       

Instructions
  1. Fry onion, garlic and chillies (if you like chillies add more)
  2. Add eggplant and fry until browned and soft
  3. Add capsicum, corn and beans
  4. Add cumin and liquid smoke
  5. Cook until warm
  6. Tasty and adjust seasoning if you like

Serve on a warm tortilla with guacamole and your favourite vegan cheese.

                     

Tortillas
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients and stir well for one minute.
  2. Add warm and oil and stir until the dought is well combined,
  3. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. 
  4. Cut in half again and again until you have 8 pieces.
  5. Roll each piece until a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand.
  6. Leave to rest for 15 minutes, covered with a clean tea towel
  7. After rest period, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. 
  8. Roll each dough piece into a rough circle, keep the chopping board and rolling pin lightly floured. 
  9. Don’t stack uncooked tortillas on top of each other or they will get soggy.
  10. When pan is very hot, place one dough circle into pan and allow to cook about 1 minute or until bottom surface has a few pale brown spots. The uncooked surface will begin to show a Flip to other side and cook for about 30 seconds. You want the tortilla to be soft but have a few small pale golden brown spots on surface.
  11.  Remove from pan with tongs and stack in a ziplock bag till all tortillas are cooked. This will keep them soft and pliable.

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A Travelling Cook: Quick and easy tortillas and Quesadillas

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quick and easy tortillas and Quesadillas


I love Mexican food and when Chris was in America, I asked him to get me some spices and liquid smoke. He couldn't find the specific spices I was after but brought back a big bottle of liquid smoke. This is a really easy recipe for making your own Quesadillas. They traditionally are served with the filling in the middle of two which have been reheated, but I like mine open faced. You could add any veggies of choice, I usually would substitute black beans and sweet potato for the corn and kidney beans but haven't found either here in Germany.
Quesadillas
Ingredients
                       
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1  onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (remove the membrane and seeds if you don't like it hot)
  • 1/2 large eggplant, diced
  • 1 tin sweet corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 capsicum, diced
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke 
  • 8 flour tortillas (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup vegan shredded/grated cheese (stayed tuned for cheese review tomorrow)

Instructions
  1. Fry onion, garlic and chillies (if you like chillies add more)
  2. Add eggplant and fry until browned and soft
  3. Add capsicum, corn and beans
  4. Add cumin and liquid smoke
  5. Cook until warm
  6. Tasty and adjust seasoning if you like

Serve on a warm tortilla with guacamole and your favourite vegan cheese.

                     

Tortillas
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/5 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients and stir well for one minute.
  2. Add warm and oil and stir until the dought is well combined,
  3. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. 
  4. Cut in half again and again until you have 8 pieces.
  5. Roll each piece until a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand.
  6. Leave to rest for 15 minutes, covered with a clean tea towel
  7. After rest period, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. 
  8. Roll each dough piece into a rough circle, keep the chopping board and rolling pin lightly floured. 
  9. Don’t stack uncooked tortillas on top of each other or they will get soggy.
  10. When pan is very hot, place one dough circle into pan and allow to cook about 1 minute or until bottom surface has a few pale brown spots. The uncooked surface will begin to show a Flip to other side and cook for about 30 seconds. You want the tortilla to be soft but have a few small pale golden brown spots on surface.
  11.  Remove from pan with tongs and stack in a ziplock bag till all tortillas are cooked. This will keep them soft and pliable.

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12 Comments:

At September 2, 2014 at 12:33 AM , Blogger Michele Truty said...

Nice one! I've only ever made my own corn tortillas, never flour. But that looks great--and easy. I'll have to give it a try.

 
At September 2, 2014 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Deerly Beloved Bakery said...

Those are making me hungry! So yummy looking!

From Kayleigh @ Deerly Beloved Bakery x

 
At September 2, 2014 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

yeah they were really tasty! I'm coming to look at your blog, bakery is a magic word :)

 
At September 2, 2014 at 12:49 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

What do you make the corn ones with, masa flour? I don't know my chances of finding it here in Germany :)

 
At September 2, 2014 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Jennifer Bliss said...

Happy Vegan MoFo! I'm going to try and blog hop off the blog roll a little each day and yours was towards the top!!!! Looking forward to your posts this month!!!!

 
At September 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Michele Truty said...

Yeah I guess masa would be tough to find. Sorry! But your flour ones really do look great!

 
At September 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

I'm to have a look on the internet, it's an amazing resource :)

 
At September 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Caitlin Galer-Unti said...

I'm impressed with your homemade tortillas, those look so delicious!

 
At September 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Tiffany Stokes said...

This sounds yummy and looks easy to make.

 
At September 8, 2014 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Johanna GGG said...

those tortillas look so yummy - I love mexican food too - have found a smoky chipotle sauce that I have been loving adding to anything - can't live without my liquid smoke and smoked paprika (can you get smoked paprika in Germany?)

 
At September 8, 2014 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

ooh I love smoked paprika, paprika is really popular here, de rigeur on pomme frites, but haven't seen smoked yet...

 
At September 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

thank you so much, can't wait for the weekend so I have some time to blog hop :)

 

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