Monday, July 13, 2009

Flour Tortillas

This is one of those "I-know-I-can-make-it-cheaper" recipes. The price of flour tortillas is outrageous, and I just knew that there had to be a way to make them from scratch! I was right!


...4 cups all purpose flour
...1 tsp. salt
...2 tsp. baking powder
...2 tbs. lard (I used butter, it worked out fine)
...1 1/2 cups water


In a large bowl, wisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Mix in lard (butter) with your fingers until the mixture resembles corn meal. Add water and continue mixing until the dough comes together. Place on a lightly floured surface, and knead for a few minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 24 pieces, rolled into a ball. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat (I strongly recommend using a nonstick pan for this to prevent a burnt-black-won't-come-clean mess!). Using a floured rolling pin, roll each ball until it is the same thickness as a piece of paper (in a circle of course!). Place into hot skillet and cook until bubbly and edges turn golden. Flip and repeat. Repeat process until all dough balls have been cooked.

My Thoughts...
I'm really glad this worked out! I froze many of the tortillas as we will never go through 24 before they go bad. This is much cheaper than the grocery store, and I like knowing all of the ingredients in them! Just another pantry basic that can be made from scratch crossed off my grocery list!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I have wanted a recipe for making my own flour tortillas forever! I will give this one a try.

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