Friday, October 12, 2012

Homemade Flour Tortillas

The other I wanted to make tacos but found that I didn't have tortillas on hand. At first I felt defeated b/c I really wanted to make tacos for dinner. Then the light went off, I can make homemade flour tortillas! So I found a recipe and modified it a bit to work for me. Here is how my tortillas turned out. Please don't laugh b/c they are not round, but they sure were tasty!

Here's what they looked like as I was rolling them out.

This is what they looked like after they were cooked. mmmm

Flour Tortillas

  • 4 cups flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp lard or Crisco
  • 2 cups water
Cooking Directions
  1. In medium bowl mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Then mix in the lard until it has been blended in. Add water and mix until the dough comes together. Place on a lightly floured area and knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Then divide into small balls.
  2. Preheat a skillet over med-high heat. Roll the balls into thin, round tortillas. Then place onto hot skillet, cook until bubbly and golden brown. Then flip until other side is golden brown.

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