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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Homemade Hot Pocket Sandwich

These were a total mistake....which most great ideas are!  I was out of bread after feeding 7 kids french toast for breakfast, but lunchtime waits for no one.  I have always wanted to try homemade tortillas so today seemed like a great day.  I modified the recipe because I have a child with milk allergies and my pantry isn't regularly stocked with lard, but it is stocked with coconut oil.  They turned out more like pie crust or crackers.  We spread on 'food glue' (mayo) and the kids added ham and turkey strips, lettuce, matchbox carrot sticks and cucumbers as they chose.  They rolled up nicely when warm and tasted like a healthier version of a hot pocket!  YUMMMMMY!

So here's the recipe:

3 cups All Purpose Unbleached Flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup coconut oil (here is where lard or butter would go)
2 Tbsp Almond butter (omit for 'real' tortillas)

3/4 cup water

 Mix the dry ingredients, then with a pastry cutter cut in the fats until you have a course dough. Add water and knead until you have a smooth (not crumbly) ball. Let rest 1 hour. Divide into 10 balls, roll out one at a time to 1/8" thickness and toast it on both sides in a frying pan. No need to add anything to the pan if it is nonstick. Spread on mayo or any other condiments you like and add toppings (lunchmeat strips, chicken, cut veggies, etc.). Pastry will roll nicely while warm. Serve immediately.

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