Thursday, August 13, 2009

Homemade Tortillas

I was out of tortillas (only 5 left, not enough for our family for dinner) and I didn't want to go to the store (my feet hurt from working on my feet for 5 hours and painting all day. Whimpy pregnancy body of mine). So I did a quick search on the Internet and found this recipe. They were easy and with a little help from Sam and my hubby they didn't take to long to make.

How to Make Easy Flour Tortillas
· 2 cups of flour
· 1 tsp. baking powder
· 1 tsp. salt
· 3/4 cups of water (many substitute warm milk for a fluffier texture)
· 1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening (or lard)
1. Combine flour, salt, & baking powder in a large medium/large bowl.
2. Cut in shortening until lumps are gone.
3. Make a well (indentation) in the center of the dry ingredients.
4. Add water, about a half a cup at a time, and work mixture into a dough. Knead until smooth. The dough should be slightly sticky but not hard. You can add slightly more water or flour if needed.
5. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
6. Form dough into balls about the size of eggs.
7. Using a rolling pin, roll each dough ball into about a 6 inch circle.
8. Heat griddle or skillet on med heat without grease.
9. Cook tortilla 1/2 to 1 minute (if it starts to bubble, that's long enough).
10. Flip tortilla to the other side and cook for a few seconds.
11. Continue in this manner until all your dough is cooked.

1 comment:

  1. OK I am totally impressed!
    I am showing this post to my boys - they need some cooking skills and they eat a ton of tortillas!!