HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS
Homemade Flour Tortillas are very easy to make! Just a small amount of ingredients and no special equipment are needed! So tender and soft!
Brandie @ The Country Cook
all purpose flour
lard (recommended) or vegetable shortening (Crisco)
In a large bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and shortening.
Using your fingers (or a pastry cutter), cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles pea-sized pieces.
Add the hot water and mix together using your hands or a wooden spoon until the mixtures starts to form.
Knead on a floured surface for 5 - 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and elastic.
Form the dough into a ball.
Place the dough into a covered bowl and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
Pinch off the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into golf ball-sized balls.
Preheat your griddle, nonstick pan or cast iron pan on medium high heat.
Flatten each dough ball a bit and then roll out on a floured surface forming a circle.
To make a round shape, roll out the dough and then make a ¼ of a turn of the circle and then roll and make another ¼ of a turn.
Keep doing this until the dough is rolled out to ⅛ inch thick. You really want these to be
thin, almost like tissue paper because they do puff up a lot while cooking.
Place onto the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly. Flip and continue cooking the other side.
Each side should cook about 30 seconds.
Keep the cooked tortillas warm while you continue rolling and cooking the remaining tortillas (I just put mine in between paper towels or clean dish towels.)
Recipe courtesy of www.thecountrycook.net