For Cinco de Mayo this year, I did something a little different! Instead of posing in some sort of Mexican-themed photo session, I helped my human make a cheese quesadilla — with a homemade tortilla. My human figured out how to make a homemade flour tortilla for one recently. It’s actually pretty simple. And it only takes a little bit of extra work. According to her, they “blow doors” on store bought, especially considering most of a package will go to waste at our house.
You just mix flour with water, a bit of oil, and salt. Then you knead it and let it rest. Then you roll it out and cook it on a skillet or griddle. That’s it! Then you have a flour tortilla.
It only took a couple of minutes to add some cheese and voilà — you have a quesadilla. My human would have liked to have guacamole and salsa, but she can’t just run off to the store for a couple of things at the moment.
But the real story to all this is… there’s a video tutorial starring me! And you can see it below. Plus, if you go to the video on YouTube, the recipe for the homemade flour tortilla is in the description!
Catherine Lingg says
Looks like great fun Summer. You make a great sous chef
I am sure you are a big help in the kitchen Summer.
BellaDharma an LadyMew says
Mee-yow WOW Summer wee missed yore furabuluss video!!! You are so tallented!! And so are you Miss “J”!!!
THE Quesadeeah snack lookss so tasty……
Laura Davis says
What a lucky human to have such great kitchen help,
The Dash Kitten Crew says
PS I gave you both a round of applause!!!
The Dash Kitten Crew says
Great video! Informative and a lot of fun!!! You did wonderful.
I am so glad you didn’t do that ‘glitch-y stuff (that REALLY) gets up my nose! Edits are fine but that glitchy crap UGH!!
CRAIG S. C. OKAJIMA says
Summer, you are such a pretty cat!
Seeing footage of you, enhances your beauty!!
You are such a good helper! I bet it was yummy, too.
Yum, that does look good Summer Samba….think I’ll have a burrito! XXXX
Know what? My Mom says she is going to give this a try – she loves tortillas and has never tried to make her own but she thinks she actually COULD! Thanks!
Catherine lin89gg says
Great job Summee. Some day when I’m ambitious I’ll give it a try
Ha! We actually laughed out loud when you licked the oil, Summer! That quesadilla looks yum, and good for your human, making her own tortilla. 🙂
Emmit and Mimi says
Brilliant! I’m going to try it soon! Tortilla por uno! Thanks for the demo
Cathy Keisha says
Summer, I watched that entire video waiting for you to bite her. I’ll bet you were saying “where’s the beef?” Happy Cinco de Mayo.
LESLEY CASTLE says
I watched the video, you were so helpful! I’m going to try it!
Loved the video. You are such a great helper, Summer! The quesadilla looks so yummy 🙂 Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Fraidy Cats! says
This is great, Summer! you were such a good helper 🙂 we loved the video and you human’s kitchen utensils 🙂 Our mom wants to try this recipe – she likes home made tortillas but is never motivated to make a big batch. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL
Barbara Mauldin says
Summer, you are so talented and such a BIG helper. The recipe for the tortilla sounds tasty and super easy.; I might have to try it!! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and your human!!
That actually looks better than store-bought! Good job, Summer [and her human]!
Melissa & Mudpie says
OMC I love this video and I’m SO hungry right now! Summer, I love when you licked the oil! And I *adore* the Maneki Neko bowl!
Is that bottle of oil yours now that you licked it?! Lard makes for tastier tortillas, but it’s probably not as good for you.
lola the rescued cat says
We all loved the video! Now our mom wants Mexican food. She actually has flour so she thinks she’ll make a quesadilla.
The Poupounette Gang says
So will your next venture be a celebrity chef, Summer?
Tama and Genji
Angel Whiskeratti says
We all know it would not be half so good without your careful supervision. Btw I love that dark blue tile.
Ellen Pilch says
That looks great. I will have to try that one of these days. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
That tortilla looks sooo good!
This was soooo much fun! Loved hearing your voice and seeing Summer! I was thinking no wonder you are so slim….you take all of that time to make a homemade tortilla just for lunch and were so patient………that’s why you are slim! You are patient!!!! LOVE your kitchen tile!!!! I think you should do more videos, it was like a little visit with you and Summer, loved it!
Pat K says
With help like this, you can have one of the very
best tortillas. I would like Summer to come over to
my house and do some cooking. I’m sure everything
would taste better!
That was fun and you are a wonderful Sous Chef sweet Summer!
The Florida Furkids says
The best part was when Summer was licking the oil!! That made us MOL.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
The Florida Furkids
the ISland Cats says
Impressive, Summer! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Eastside Cats says
Gosh, Summer…The Hubby wants me to get a tortilla smasher, so he can make his own!
Charles Huss says
Homemade is always better if you have the time and motivation. 🙂
Mickey's Musings says
That was a good cooking lesson Summer.
We enjoyed the video. Good to see you got some treats.
Julie is the big helper in our home 😉
Purrjamm cats says
Thi s is super cool! Our grandma used to make them for mom as kids. She hasn’t had a homemade one in decades she says, MOL. Mom does seem to favor Taco Cabana’s flour tortillas though. Great job Summer! It looks super yummy. We’ve had a couple of kitties here that used to like tortillas. Mom better make us some! Great post honey! Happy Cinco De Mayo and Purrs
Katie Isabella says
OK Summer, you totally completely made my DAY. I loved every minute of this video and seeing you have a nip or two of the olive oil was such fun! You have inspired mom to actually try that. Really. We’ll tell you how it worked for us. And you were a god help to your human there. I know she’ll call on you again!
Amy J says
I see you “help” with the oil and flour much like my Elliot does.
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
That sounds tasty!
LESLEY CASTLE says