Monday, October 22, 2007

Check me out, being so very domestic

I'm not really a stranger to domesticity. I rather enjoy it. But I took the summer off of baking, as I hate heating up the kitchen when the air conditioning is on. So now that it is fall, I've got the baking bug again.

A few weeks ago, I started a sourdough starter. I tended it and kept it safe, and it did what it was supposed to do: smell like sour socks and bubble when fed. Until I tried to make bread out of it. Today was my second failed attempt, and I think I'm ready to throw in the towel. I'm fairly handy with regular yeast breads, and I'm going to go back to what I know. I'll leave the sourdough to the experts. ;)

So at 2pm my need for fresh baked goods had as yet been unmet, and I also needed to come up with a plan for dinner. I remembered that a friend had given me her homemade tortilla recipe. So pulled it out (well, I looked it up on the computer; I never would have been able to find a paper recipe on command) and made a batch of flour tortillas. They are certainly not the roundest or prettiest tortillas ever, and I didn't add enough salt, so they don't taste perfect either, but all in all, not bad for a first attempt. They are good enough that I'll be serving them for dinner tonight.


  1. Mmmm! Fresh tortillas are so tasty.

  2. I'm so impressed that you made tortillas -- they really look delicious. And sourdough? Well, sourdough starter and I have gone round and round, and sourdough always wins. So I quit fighting and now make quick breads.

  3. That is so not fair. I have been trying to perfect a flour tortilla recipe for years, and you go and do that perfection! I'm starving.

  4. Thanks for your comment! That post was actually inspired by your tortilla post... Y'know; housework...