And I thought tortillas just came out of a plastic pouch sold at the supermarket. Not so:) This is another example of how south-of-the-border culinary trends have swept into Plain communities. This isn't surprising since the Mennonites have a large presence in Mexico and the Beachy and New Order Amish do missionary work in Central America. Plus there is a growing Hispanic population in rural America which spreads culinary influence through little grocery stores and gatherings.
So, what does an Old Order German Baptist woman (and I'm sure plenty of Amish cooks would do the same) do in a pinch when she's out of bread and doesn't have the time to make some homemade loaves?
"When we are out of bread, we make tortillas," Betty Garber said with a laugh.
Betty was generous enough to share her homemade recipe for easy homemade flour tortillas with us at Amish365.com (Plus members will get more recipes next week). I guess there are only so many ways you can make a tortilla, but here is a basic, homemade recipe for them.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons shortening
- 1 /2 cup water or more if needed
- Cut shortening into flour and salt, then add water until the dough holds together.
- Make small balls and roll out thin.
- Fry on hot griddle, just lightly.
- Place on plate and cover with a towel.
Aster is getting to be a big girl and she is an absolute doll. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for sharing Asters' picture with us, my she is getting big and she is so pretty.....
Now for you Kevin, why not just have one glass of chocolate milk instead of the entire package ? Then fill up with a glass of water, your organs will thank you.....are you watching your sugar intake ? Sugar is in everything you eat or drink almost....did you notice how much sugar was in a serving of chocolate milk ? This is what you really need to keep up with....I believe 9 teaspoons is the limit for a Male.....and 6 teaspoon for a Females and count it all....that is 25 grams for female, 38 grams for male, and it doesn't take long to get up to that amount each day.....
everything you eat or drink.....I have been counting my sugar also, and it is in almost everything I eat, I think last week, I found 2 things that sugar wasn't in.....if a serving of cookies has 12 grams, that's half of my total grams for the day, so I only have one cookie that is 3 grams, you would be surprised.....people need to watch their sugar intake because of diabetes, heart problems, and many more things.....but this is a start and it would do you good, and be great for Aster too....start her while she is young and don't let her have so much sugar....you will thank yourself and she will to later.....if you don't buy it and keep it in the house she can't eat or drink it.....just trying to help you......trust me I have learned my lesson.....
Forgot to tell you this....try OVALTINE instead of the chocolate syrup.....I just checked some I have, and Hershey- 2 Tbsp. has 20 gr. sugar - 100 calories ....
Ovaltine - 2 Tbsp. has 9 gr.sugar - 40 calories...and just think Ovaltine is 99.9% caffeine free, it won't keep you up at nite.....would be good for Aster......and even you if you have a sleeping issue.....Think about it Kevin......
Thanks! I like all of your advice and I'll definitely check into Ovaltine!
Hi, Processed foods and refined sugars are all not good for ones health. For sugars I stick with honey, blue agave sweetener(very low on the glycemic scale), and Stevia. Homemade meals w/fresh fruits+veggies(non GMO as much as possible), unadulterated meats, poultry, wild caught fish. Keep it simple. True whole grains are ok once in a while. Seems wheat etc can cause joint inflammation as well as inflammation in other areas of the body, too. Been using unsweetened vanilla almond milk also-quite good.
Just some things to think about, not only for yourself, but Aster. Hope all will go well when the new baby arrives. I'm sure everyone will be excited to see her! God bless, Carol