Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homemade Flour Tortillas

It seems like every time I go to the grocery store, they are sold out of the tortillas that I want. Either the brand I'm looking for or the size. So I finally decided to just make my own. I should have started a long time ago because these things are sooo easy.

Recipe from here.

2 cups flours
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup water

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add shortening. Using two butter knives, cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the water. Slowly combine the dry and wet ingredients until a dough forms.

Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead until the dough is smooth--about 7 or 8 minutes. Roll the dough into a ball. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Separate dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each section into a ball then with a rolling pin roll out the ball into a round with a 6-inch diameter.

Lightly grease a skillet with cooking spray then over medium-high heat, cook the tortillas until they puff up and are slightly browned--about 2 minutes on each side.

Serve warm or store in a airtight container in the fridge.

Mama's litte helper or should say crumb catcher


For Recipes for Tortillas:
Chicken Enchiladas with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Chile and Tomato Shredded Chicken with Cheese Sauce
Pesto Tuna Wrap 
Homemade Tortilla Chips

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