Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Homemade Flour Tortillas

I got this recipe from my cousin a few years ago and I've never turned back.  Homemade tortillas are the only way to go.  Seriously!  But since I'm not an old Mexican Abuela, here's my gringo way.  Still so good and way better than store bought.

Flour Tortillas

Mix together:
4 cups flour 
(you can do a combination of white and wheat and still get excellent results.)
1 1/2 tsp salt

Cut in:
1/2 cup shortening

Mix together then add cold water 2-3 Tbsp at a time, enough to make a pilable dough.  It's about 1 cup.

Knead 8 minutes or until 
soft and stretchy.
Form dough into golfball sized balls. Place on well floured surface and cover with a dishtowel.  Let rest 30 minutes. This will make rolling them out easier.

 Now shape each ball into little discs. This helps the tortillas come out round.

Make sure the surface is well floured so they don't stick.  Turn the tortilla as needed to keep it round. Also roll from the middle out.

Cook either in a large fry pan, or your electric griddle til lightly browned.

There you go.
Homemade tortillas.
We do burritos, enchiladas, & quesadillas.
Check these out.  They are amazing!
What will you do with yours?

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