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Monday, August 3, 2009

Homemade Flour Tortillas - Easy to Make

Tonight, we made homemade fish tacos, and decided to make our tortillas from scratch! It is super easy, tasty, and not to mention cheaper! Try it yourself and see!

3 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1tsp. salt
4-6 tbsp. shortening
1 1/4 cups warm water

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add shortening. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening or just use your hands.

Add the warm water little at a time until the dough is soft and not sticky. Knead the dough for a few minutes.

Form small dough balls (10 to 16). let them sit for at least 10 minutes or longer if you wish.

Heat up the skillet. Set it between medium to high heat. IMPORTANT: If the skillet is too hot, tortillas will cook too fast.

Place the dough in the middle of your tortilla maker and smash the dough. Line the tortilla maker with plastic wrap, if you wish. It can help prevent the dough from sticking to the tortilla maker.

Dust each tortilla with a little flour to prevent sticking, and place them in the skillet to cook. Flip the tortilla after a few seconds.

When they are done it should have brown spreckles.

Place the cooked tortillas in a towel or a tortilla warmer to keep them warm longer. ENJOY!

I used all organic ingredients in this recipe which I purchased mostly from Whole Foods. Check to see if there is a store near you!

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