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Tony was craving a little Mexican tonight, so I decided to make soft shell tacos with homemade tortillas.  Let me warn you though, once you have homemade tortillas you will never be fully satisfied with store bought.  Super easy recipe and totally worth the extra time. 

Tortillas–makes eight, 7-8″ tortillas
-Mix 2 cups flour and 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
-Mix 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. oil, and 3/4 cup warm milk
Combine these two mixes gradually
Knead for two minutes and then cover to let rest for 15 minutes
Divide dough into 8 pieces and let rest another 20 minutes
Roll out into 7-8″ circles and fry on a hot Teflon skillet


For dessert, we followed it up with a little Hot Fudge Sauce over vanilla ice cream.   mmmm…

The recipe below was originally a microwave recipe, so feel free to make it that way, but I got a little funny about our microwave and got rid of it. 

 Hot Fudge Sauce

In a saucepan mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp. corn starch, dash of salt, and a shy 1 cup milk–whisk this well and cook until thickened

Add 2 squares of chocolate (found in the baking isle), 2 tsp. butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla

Whisk well until thick.  Pour over ice cream and enjoy!!!

 Homemade doesn’t mean a ton of work.  With some simple recipes you can really impress your family and friends.  Just be prepared to have to start new traditions with your new domestic skill!