Thursday, July 26, 2007

Homeade Flour Tortillas

4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup baking powder
4 tablespoons salt
1/2 cup shortening or lard
1-2 cups boiling water
Directions:Mix flour, baking powder, salt and shortening in large mixing bowl. Add hot water a little bit at a time as it will be very hot. Keep mixing water until you get a dough that is a play dough like consistency. (You may need to add flour as you go along.) This is what it should look like at this point.
Next you will want to separate the dough mix into small patties.
Once you have made all of the patties (should be approx 12-18 depending on how big you would like the tortillas to be), roll them out with a rolling pin into circular shapes.

Once you have all of your patties rolled out, it's time to cook them. After you have done this a few times you'll be able to roll and cook at the same time. ;) Heat a hot plate or a non-stick cooking pan to med-high heat. You will know when to turn the tortilla over in the pan because little bubbles will form on the face up side. Once you see the bubbles flip the tortilla over and cook for another 30 sec- 1 min.

1 comment:

Layton Sisters said...

I like that the recipe uses lard. That is exactly what I like my tortillas to be made out of- a big fat scoop of Lard.

I will be sure to try these Jen! Thanks!