by NRABlog Staff - Friday, July 15, 2016
Making the wrappers
Place flour in a large bowl and dig a well in the center. Boil water, turn off the heat and pour 3/4 cup of the water into the well. Stir the mixture with a fork, then knead with your hands until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a plastic bag and set on the counter for a minimum of 30 minutes, but not more than 2 hours. Roll the dough into a thick tube shape and cut in half, then in half again. Put the three pieces you are not using back in the plastic bag.
Roll the dough tube until it is about an inch thick. Cut it into 8 disks, and form into cylinders. If the dough is tacky, dredge it lightly in a little flour.
Open your tortilla press. Put the cylinder between two pieces of plastic or wax paper and compress it in the tortilla press. Move the circle of dough to your work surface and repeat for the 8 pieces of dough.
Use the dowel to roll out the outer edges of each circle. Keep an area about the size of a nickel at the center thick, so hold the wrapper here while you flatten the edges with the dowel while constantly rotating the wrapper.
Once you have 8 wrappers, fill them and pleat as above.
Recipe and photos from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.