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Monday, January 21, 2013

Tortillas


A very special friend of mine taught me how to make authentic mexican flour tortillas.  I hadn't made them for a really long time and decided this past week to make a batch for my dd's.  They were so delicious and just as I remembered them.  They used them to make breakfast burritos and I used them to dip in my soup!
So delicious!!!

Here is the recipe:  Tortillas De Harina (Flour tortillas)

6 Tbsp. Shortening
4 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup warm water or more as needed

Work shortening into flour, salt, and baking powder with fingers.
Work in the warm water and add more a spoonful at a time as needed until dough comes away from bowl.
Seperate the dough into balls.  Then roll out on floured surface with floured rolling pin.
Heat heavy iron skillet or griddle very hot.
Keep iron greased, cook on both sides.
Enjoy :)

4 comments:

Little Home In The Country said...

I'm going to try these - have always meant to :)

Donna said...

Yum!

BLD in MT said...

We've been making tortillas at our house recently. Oh, so good when they are fresh, aren't they?!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Amy, these tortillas look so easy to make and I am going to try them. The tortillas I have bought here in England have always had a rubbery texture,so I only bought them once. I look forward to trying your recipe.
Best Wishes
Daphne