I first encountered Tortilla wrap in the Philippines. I can only buy it in the supermarket and the price is quite expensive but I dont mind because my children enjoyed it. Since I decided to become a homemaker,my focused(until now)was to make variety of meals in the kitchen. I love every occasion. I love Birthdays and Holidays because it means cooking and family gathering.My first cookbook was Good Housekeeping Philippine Version. I got addicted to it that yearly I would buy to add to my collection. Yearly the publication releases Good Housekeeping Cookbook. I found my first tortilla recipe in one of these cookbooks. The recipe was simple and it is called Quesadillas and that started my love for cheese. I have great love for cheese but in the Philippines,cheese is also expensive and limited but we have the local goat cheese which I dearly love.
But now I live in another country which is quite closer to the Philippines and the fare is economical too. We can go home anytime we want to. Singapore has a wide array of food and if you really love to cook, you will find a lot of new ways to cook in this place. I love the fact that I live in a small country. The environment is safe and the transportation is not only efficient but also very comfortable. It is somehow a safe place with great education and the weather maybe unpredictable but its just fine because theres no typhoon in this country. Here I discovered Tortilla wrap too and theres more and it made me so happy. Theres more cheese and my heart leaped when I saw them. I love the kitchen!I developed this sense that If I could make and preserve family recipes then my children and grandchildren in the long run will be happy.There will be family and tradition and the best part of it is food.
Here is my Baked Chicken Tortilla Wrap.I made this for my son’s birthday.My son who turns 15 yesterday.I am blessed to have him as my son.I pray that he wont change and that he will be safe travelling the road ahead.I hope that what he learns at home will be enough to carry him while discovering the outside world…our home is very different outside..its the reality.Well,another year added to my age and another more for my marriage and life goes on.
10 pcs Tortilla Wraps,plain
1/2 kg (500 grams)cooked chicken breast,shredded
2 cups potato,cut into small cubes
1 can of whole mushroom,drained and sliced
150 grams bacon,chopped
1 medium onion chopped
3 cloves garlic,grated
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
For the Bechamel Sauce:
1 stick or 1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 cups milk
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
For garnish on top:
1 cup mozarella grated
1 cup red and white cheddar grated
First,make the Bechamel Sauce
Heat a sauce pan,add a tbsp of oil and then add the butter
Put the flour and mix until it turns into crumbs
Now add the milk and continue stirring until theres no lump
Then add chicken stock,nutmeg,pepper and sugar.
Continue stirring until you reach the desired consistency(not thin but not so thick)
Now,time for the chicken and company
Heat the pan and add 1 tbsp oil then put bacon,cook until brown and oil comes out.
Set aside and using the same pan (do not take out the bacon oil)add 1/4 cup butter.
Saute garlic,onion and add the potato, cook for 30 seconds then add the chicken.
Cook for about 3 minutes then add the fried bacon and mushroom.
Add 1 1/2 cup of the bechamel sauce
Season with salt.pepper and sugar.
Add parmesan cheese,mix and then turn off the heat.
Now you can wrap the mixture using tortilla wraps
In a baking pan,put bechamel sauce just to cover the bottom
Then line tortilla logs over it,put bechamel sauce on top.
Sprinkle lots of cheese and bake at 350 or 180 for 45 minutes
Here’s the party of ingredients,I never thought they would really compliment each other.Guess the bacon really do the trick.
I love Tortilla Wrap in different ways, heat and just eat without anything, enjoy it either with cheese and veggies, or be daring make a wrap with meat and spices but the best for me is this…my chicken wrap tortilla!
Just look at them, they look so demure,pretty and white…hmmmnnn..lovely wraps waiting for their mates.
And now, the pefect mates…the bechamel sauce with lots of cheese.I ran out of red cheddar..too bad!
Now look at that, I love the combination of cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan.These three is such a perfect trio.Use them in every dish that needs cheese and you wont go wrong.
The cheese and the bechamel sauce is really good.It never fail to bring a smile on our face every time we took our first bite…Hmmmmnnn..lets eat, lets giggle and lets be merry.