Sunday, July 8, 2012

Picnic Wraps

Yesterday, while contemplating what kind of bread to bake for Shabbat and flipping through the Baker's Companion, inspiration hit. Why not make wraps for lunch? I had a can of tuna waiting to be used and it seemed like the perfect afternoon meal. Quite a while back, when I was still in Bar Ilan, I made some flour tortillas and remembered being quite impressed with how they turned out. Making these Picnic Wraps, then, from the Crackers and Flatbreads chapter, was a go. With just four basic ingredients, these wraps were really simple and easy to make. You start with some flour and oil, add some salt and water and knead to make a smooth dough. There is a bit of resting involved but you can use that time to do other things. My biggest issue is figuring out how to get them to stay in a circle while rolling. As you can see from the picture above, I got something resembling a circle, but not quite a circle. And there's more where that came from. Fortunately, the both looked and acted like the real thing so really not complaining. Looking forward to breaking my fast on these tomorrow night.

Picnic Wraps
from KAF Baker's Companion

2 cups flour
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2-3/4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour and oil. Gradually mix in the water and salt.
Knead briefly, just until the dough is smooth.
Divide the dough into eight pieces. Round them into balls and flatten them slightly. Allow to rest for thirty minutes.
Preheat an ungreased heavy frying pan. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll out to an 8 inch circle. Fry for about 45 seconds on each side until mottled brown. Cool and store in an airtight container.

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