Friday, 27 November 2015

Quick Pizza Lunch & Flour Tortillas


Four cheese tortilla pizza. Super simple, YUMMY homemade lunch. So far, from one batch we've had a fish tacos and 2 types of pizza but the ideas are endless. I think it would be delicious topped with Nutella and berries too!


For this pizza I used a frozen homemade tortilla for the pizza base then simply topped it with cream cheese (in place of a tomato base), then chopped tomatoes, red onion, pineapple (so yummy), grated mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and chunks of feta cheese. I placed it on the thinnest round pan I had and left it to bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese was bubbling in the centre.


Flour Tortillas
from The Cafe Sucre Farine
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
METHOD
  1. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in the bowl of a stand mixer. With the dough hook attached mix dry ingredients until well combined. Add oil and water with mixer running at a medium speed. Mix for 1 minute, stopping several timesto scrape the sides of the bowl. After about 1 minute, or when mixture comes together and begins to form a ball, decrease mixing speed to low. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until dough is smooth.
  2. Transfer from mixing bowl to a well-floured work surface. Divide dough in half, then in half again. Continue until you have 16 fairly equal portions. Form each piece into a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand as much as possible. If dough is sticky, use a bit more flour. Cover flattened balls of dough with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for 15 minutes before proceeding.
  3. After rest period, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Roll each dough piece into a rough circle, about 6-7 inches in diameter, keep work surface and rolling pin lightly floured. Don’t stack uncooked tortillas on top of each other or they will get soggy.
  4. When pan is very hot, place one tortilla 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 few little bubbles. If tortilla is browning too fast, reduced heat a bit. If it’s taking longer than a minute to see a few pale golden brown spots on underside of tortillas, increase heat. 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. Remove from pan with tongs and stack in a covered container or zippered bag till all tortillas are cooked. This will keep them soft and pliable.
  5. Serve warm or allow to cool for later use. The tortillas will keep well stored in an airtight container or zippered bag at at room temperature for 24 hours or can be frozen indefinitely. To freeze, separate tortillas with parchment paper or waxed paper and place in a zippered bag before placing in freezer.