Monday, April 18, 2011

The BEST Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

Homemade Flour Tortillas

2 1/8 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 heaping tsp Salt
8 tbl Shortening/Lard
1/2 Cup Warm Water

Mix dry ingredients, then add the rest. Mix well, then knead for 3-5 minutes, add flour as needed. Let rest 10 minutes. Form 8 small balls. Let rest 5 minutes. On a lightly floured surface roll out the balls turning the dough a quarter turn every other pass, until very thin, but do not let wrinkle. Do not flip the dough either. Heat on medium-medium-high on a flat pan until bubbles rise. Flip and let heat until white and no longer transparent. Maybe 2 minutes on the first side, one minute the other. Keep finished tortillas warm in a kitchen towel folded in half, serve immediately. Reheat on pan. Do not leave uncovered, they will get stale and hard.

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