I was encouraged to make these after watching Jamie’s money saving meals on TV, because he pointed out that they cost 1/3 of the price of buying them, and that’s a pretty good saving. Don’t think mine really turned out how they should have been, the mixture was very sticky, but we enjoyed them with a chilli so can’t have been too bad! Would probably knead for quite a while longer next time to try to make the dough less sticky. Open a window when cooking them as you get a lot of smoke, and more as you go through!

250g plain flour
Pinch of salt (don’t forget this, I keep forgetting it when I make pastry and it ends up bland)
2 tbsp olive oil
150ml water

Put the flour and salt in a bowl
Make a well in the middle and add the oil and water
Use a fork to bring the dough together
When a dough forms, tip it onto a floured surface and knead until smooth
Divide into 8-12 balls (Jamie says 12 but I only managed 8) and cover with a clean damp tea towel (didn’t do this, perhaps it would have helped)

I don’t think you need to leave them for long. I left them overnight which wasn’t ideal but they still seemed to work.

Flour your surface and roll out a ball into a nice thin, ideally perfectly round (obviously mine weren’t!) circle
Put frying pan on medium heat and cook it for 1 minute on each side. They don’t take much colour but will be very soft
Cover with foil and stack whilst you cook the rest

The whole process is quite time consuming but as Jamie says, very cheap, so I guess it’s worth doing on occasion, or if you’ve forgotten to buy wraps. The cost of these is pretty much negligible as I buy 1.5kg flour for 50p, and the oil on offer. Wraps cost a minimum of £1. Not loads I guess but this is fun for a change and saves you a bit.

Just worked these out as 135 calories each if you make 8, which is pretty fair. Just over 90 calories each if you can stretch it to 12. Really pleased with that, thought they’d be a lot worse but that’s about the same as in bought ones.

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