Homemade Flour Tortillas
Making your own flour tortillas is easy. This flour tortilla recipe will take you step-by-step through the process. Once you’ve had homemade tortillas, you’ll never go back to store bought!
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
7 Tbsp vegetable shortening
1 c (approximately) very hot water
- In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Whisk together until well blended.
- Add the shortening. Cut in with fingers or pastry blender until flour mixture resembles very fine crumbs. You can check if your flour mixture has the right shortening to flour ratio by grabbing a small amount and giving it a firm squeeze in the palm of your hand. Open your hand, if the dough crumbles it is too dry and needs a little more shortening. If the dough holds together without being sticky, you know you have the right consistency.
- Add hot water a little at a time and mix into flour mixture with a fork, or your hand. You want to keep adding water until the dough forms a ball and has a nice consistency.
- Knead dough for about 3 minutes and return to bowl.
- Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
- Pinch off portions of dough that are roughly the size of a small ping pong ball. Roll into smooth balls and place back in your work bowl; keep covered.
- Once all of your balls have been formed, take one of the balls and form it into a flat disk. Using a rolling pin roll the dough into an oval, turn 45 degrees and roll again; continue rotating the dough and rolling until you have a thin circle.
- Place the dough on a hot comal or cast iron skillet or griddle. When the tortilla begins to show small bubbles on the surface, quickly turn it over. The tortilla will begin to puff up, when it is lightly browned on one side, flip it over and cook on the other side (you have now turned it twice, cooking it on one side, then the other, then back to the first). You can lightly press down on the air pockets to help the tortilla brown more evenly. Be sure to watch the tortillas carefully because they can quickly go from browned to burnt. (If you happen to burn a tortilla, be sure to wipe your pan with a damp paper towel so that the rest of your tortillas do not pick up the burnt taste.)
- Remove cooked tortillas and cover with a clean dish towel to keep warm. Repeat with remaining balls.
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How to Make Tortillas
The flour and shortening mixture should be combined until they are fine crumbs.
The mixture should hold together when you give it a firm squeeze.
Gradually add hot water until the mixture comes together in a ball.
Knead dough for about 3 minutes until smooth.
Cover and Let Dough Rest for 15 Minutes.
Cook in hot pan until lighted browned on both sides.
Delicious homemade tortillas!
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