I wanted one so bad I could almost smell it.
Today was a real lesson on Instant Gratification. I can no longer just hop in my mom-mobile and run to the corner taco place for a breakfast taquito. Or open my cabinet and pull out my store bought pack of Mission Home Style Tortillas.
Growing up in South Texas, I have become accustomed to eating certain foods and having specific foods at all times. There is never a time that you open my cabinets and not find tortillas, taco and chalupa shells, and nacho chips. I also always have cheddar cheese and at least 4 cans of refried beans. These are a staple in my house. I can make any number of meals in under 20 minutes if I have these items.
I woke up craving a Potato, Egg, and Cheese taquito. I had the cheese, eggs, potatoes....but darn...No Flour Tortilla!
So, I googled "How-To make a Flour Tortilla". Probably spent way too much time on YouTube. Got off track watching a million and one other how-to videos and then found a gluten free recipe. I didn't have the individual flours, but I did have a Bob's Red Mill all purpose mix, so I improvised.
2 cups Bob's Red Mill GF Flour
2 tsps xanthan gum
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sugar
1¼ tsp salt
2 TBs vegetable or other shortening
¾ to 1 cup warm water
My dough was really wet and sticky so I ended up adding another 2 tsps of the flour, then I used the same mix of flour for rolling...I did a lot of rolling!!
I may not get to satisfy my cravings instantly, but I know that I can learn to make whatever I'm craving!! Somehow knowing how much work work went into that tortilla made it taste sooo much better!!
On a side note: My son thinks I am the best cook in the world!! That was pretty awesome too...