Monday, March 19, 2012
These tortillas are so simple and once I got the hang of making them really thin, they turned out really good! I usually just by the uncooked kind and we cook them ourselves - it was so fun to make our own tortillas though, so this recipe will find its way to our table many more times in the future!
4 C flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 TBSP butter, shortening, or lard
1 1/2 C warm water
Combine all of the dry ingredients.
Cut in the butter/shortening/lard with a knife or pastry cutter.
Add the warm water a little bit at a time to get a good dough consistency.
Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic (you can do this by hand or in a KitchenAid mixer).
Put it back into the bowl and cover it and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8-12 balls (depending on how large you want your tortillas).
Spread each ball out with your hands and then roll them out really, really thin on a floured surface.
The dough will shrink up (become thicker) just a little bit when they cook, so you really do want them to be thin!
Cook on a warm griddle or pan on the stovetop for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are cooked through.
*Recipe from Sarah's Fares.