Campfire Tortillas or Flat Bread

Have you ever had fresh tortillas? If you have you know those packaged ones at the store just can’t compare. A simple bread to start with they are perfect for the campfire.

Recipe:

Prep time: 15 minutes at home to measure and pack, 10 minutes fireside to mix and press flat

Cook time:  2-4 minutes per tortilla

Total time: about 30 minutes

Serves 2

Tools Needed:

two nesting skillets

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions:

Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl or pulse in a food processor. Mix in the coconut oil with a fork, or pulse it in in the food processor, until the mixture is coarse crumbles. Divide the mixture into four bags. Each bag should make 4-6 tortillas. Pack an extra small bag of flour for dusting your rolling surface.

At your campsite, slowly add water to the bag while mixing by squeezing the bag, until the ingredients come together. Break the dough into however many tortillas you want. Your next goal is to get them as flat as possible. If you have a flat clean surface and a water bottle you can use the water bottle as a rolling pin and roll the dough balls out. Alternatively you can press the dough between two nesting skillets or just try and flatten it with your hands. When you get the dough to a flatness you are satisfied with, heat your skillet. You want the equivalent of a medium high stove top heat. A drop of water should bead up and sizzle. When your skillet is hot add one of your tortillas and cook until it is bubbled up and golden then flip and cook the other side.

Eat them fresh off the skillet as is or use them to make breakfast burritos or chicken fajitas.