Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-09-2012, 09:23   #16
Registered User
 
ReMetau's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Marathon, FL
Boat: Hans Christian 33
Posts: 648
Re: Keeping Tortillas

We get the bagged flour ones in the dry goods section and they seem to last for months. We use them for sandwich roll-ups instead of bread sandwiches. I think we'll try to make some because that sounds awesome and much better than a highly preserved store product.
__________________

__________________
Don & Diana
s/v ReMetau - a Hans Christian 33
http://www.remetau.com
ReMetau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 11:42   #17
Registered User
 
svHyLyte's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tampa Bay area, USA
Boat: Beneteau First 42
Posts: 3,434
Images: 25
Re: Keeping Tortillas

We use our Food-Saver to vacuum pack bagged flour tortillas from the grocery shelf at Publix after first freezing them solid and then dividing them into stacks of a half dozen or so. Once packed, they do not need to be kept frozen and they seem to last forever. We have some open in the pantry now that were packed 13 months ago that are still good.

FWIW...
__________________

__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the Sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
svHyLyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 13:48   #18
Marine Service Provider

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: On the Go
Boat: Various
Posts: 666
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenhand View Post
Where did they used to have canned tortillas? My Brian is having the hardest time with the onceot.
I used to buy them in Florida supermarkets but that was before the tortilla craze caught on. No fresh ones were sold in supermarkets.
__________________
Janet Groene
JanetGroene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 15:43   #19
Registered User
 
Amapola's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Boat: Matlack, Trawler, 48 ft
Posts: 809
Re: Keeping Tortillas

I found that Mission last the longest past their "by/use" date.
__________________
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
—Jacques Yves Costeau
Amapola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 00:49   #20
Registered User
 
svBeBe's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: from Houston, TX; currently berthed in Barcelona, headed west
Boat: Amel SM 53 - BeBe
Posts: 946
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Flour tortillas are easy and flour can be found anywhere. Corn tortillas, however, MUST be made with masa harina. Any other type corn flour or corn anything will not produce corn tortillas. I have never seen masa harina sold anywhere in the Eastern Caribbean, and most definitely nowhere in the South Pacific through Indian Ocean or in the Med.

Masa harina is produced from hominy corn that has been dried and then soaked in a solution of slaked lime (calcium hydroxide--not the citrus limes), then ground into a coarse powder that looks similar to flour. I doubt it is possible to make your own masa harina.

Gosh, do we miss homemade corn tortillas!

Judy
__________________
svBeBe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 01:48   #21
Registered User
 
SimonV's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 1,316
Re: Keeping Tortillas

every one says they are easy to make........So give up your simplest recipe. Oh and don't forget most of us only have a frying pan.
__________________
Simon

https://svgoodonya.blogspot.com.au/
SimonV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 04:17   #22
Registered User
 
Capetinho's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In Transit
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35'
Posts: 28
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
every one says they are easy to make........So give up your simplest recipe. Oh and don't forget most of us only have a frying pan.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4 cups warm milk

1..Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and oil
2. Add warm milk slowly, mixing as you go. Stir until sticky ball is formed
3. Knead two minutes or so on floured surface. dough should be firm, soft and no longer sticky.
4. Let dough rest in bowl covered with damp cloth for 20 minutes.
5. Break off eight sections, roll them into balls, place on plate and cover again with damp cloth. Let rest another 10 minutes. This is important, as the dough must lose its elasticity in order to get them rolled out properly.
6. Place balls one at a time on floured surface and roll out as thinly as possible into an 8-inch circle. Rum bottles work well for this!
7. Cook in dry iron skillet for 30 seconds on each side. I cook one while rolling out the next.
__________________
Capetinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 05:13   #23
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,319
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capetinho View Post
6. Place balls one at a time on floured surface and roll out as thinly as possible into an 8-inch circle. Rum bottles work well for this!
.

Must have been a fun thing going though all the other alcohol bottles until this was determined. I'm assuming the bottles need to be empty!
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 10:05   #24
Registered User
 
Capetinho's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In Transit
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35'
Posts: 28
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Lucas View Post
Must have been a fun thing going though all the other alcohol bottles until this was determined. I'm assuming the bottles need to be empty!
I actually prefer the extra weight of a full bottle provides, but somehow the agitation coupled with the maritime environment seems to contribute to significant and rapid evaporation...
__________________
Capetinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 00:57   #25
Moderator
 
carstenb's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Copenhagen
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Fast 40.3
Posts: 4,941
Images: 1
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Yeah, I know the feeling. For some strange reason virtually all bottles with alcoholic content that come on my boat are defective. They all seem to have holes in the bottom. They must have. They become empty far faster than we seem to be drinking it.

Does that mean I'm an alcoholic? Or just that I can't count drinks? Or do the bottles really have holes in the bottom? As the old saying goes "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't really after you"
__________________
I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted - Elmore Leonard
carstenb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 06:33   #26
Registered User
 
Capetinho's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In Transit
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35'
Posts: 28
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Quote:
Originally Posted by carstenb View Post
Yeah, I know the feeling. For some strange reason virtually all bottles with alcoholic content that come on my boat are defective. They all seem to have holes in the bottom. They must have. They become empty far faster than we seem to be drinking it.

Does that mean I'm an alcoholic? Or just that I can't count drinks? Or do the bottles really have holes in the bottom? As the old saying goes "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't really after you"
It's not you, mate. It's the same sneaky buggers who slip in silently while you're asleep and misplace your glasses, hide your tools and steal one sock while leaving the other alone. They're real, and they are out to get you!
__________________
Capetinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-09-2012, 17:06   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brooklyn
Boat: Seafarer 34'
Posts: 18
Send a message via Skype™ to KelleyG
Re: Keeping Tortillas

Quote:
Originally Posted by KeysDreaming View Post
Making corn tortillas by hand is very easy and taste 1000 times better than store bought. Get corn masa flour add baking soda about 1 teaspoon for two cups add warn water mix by hand and let rest for a moment. The feel will take some practice. You don't even need a press. Form them in your hand for thicker rustic type tortillas or I roll between those plastic file binders you can get at office supply. Roast using a cast iron skillet. Darn are they good. You'll never buy store bought again!
THanks for the recipe! Can't wait to try making these from scratch. I haven't left land yet, so now is the time to perfect!

Kelley
Sailing Chance
__________________

__________________
KelleyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:24.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.