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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!


Gramma& Grampa DeVault said...

I'm proud of you, we never buy flour tortillas or corn tortillas

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Priscila said...

This looks so good and Im going to have to try this. We just went to a restaurant here in San Diego where they stand and make tortillas at the restaurant for you. Was so good!!! Love your blog by the way

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Alexandra, The Techy Mom said...

These look great! We make fish tacos at home all the time but I never thought of putting them on home made tortillas. You might also like these home made tortillas from El Salvador my boys love them...

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

Love your site. I have been making my own tortillas for 40 MIL taught me when I got married. I now use Canola oil instead of solid shortening. I also use a comal (flat iron skillet) to cook them...season it first by spreading bacon grease or shortening on it and baking it for about 30 minutes. Never wash it. When tortill starts to bubble flip it over with your finger nail or a small spatula. Then when it bubbles again, turn over one more time for a few seconds. Also, you really do not need the baking powder.

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