All this week we are sharing Mexican Basics with you. Yesterday we shared a recipe for Classic Guacamole, that is super easy to put together and delicious too! Making Homemade Flour Tortillas is also one of the easiest things you can do. Take the word of a novice when we’re talking about making breads of any type. I like making these fresh but it works just as well to make a big batch of these and store them in the freezer for up to a month.
There’s only a handful of steps so let’s get to it…
How to make Homemade Flour Tortillas
Add all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt to a large bowl
Add the shortening and cut it in with a pastry blender until blended well
Then you slowly add the warm water to the mix, tossing and blending with your hands just until it forms a ball
Now cover it and let it set for 15 minutes
Then divide into equal portions and roll into balls, 8 for large tortillas or 12 for small tortillas
On a floured surface roll the dough out with a rolling pin. Or if you have a Tortilla Press, use that to flatten the tortilla.
Tortillas cook up fast, all that is needed is an ungreased pan over medium high heat, and cook for 30 seconds on both sides.
Original Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens Mexican Cookbook
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