Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Flour Tortillas

Simple Flour Tortillas


This recipe is an adaptation of a tortilla recipe found in Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking by Elena Zelayeta.

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons lard or shortening
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  1. Mix together lard, salt, and flour with a pastry cutter or food processor until lard is incorporated.
  2. Add water a bit at a time and knead into a smooth dough.
  3. Divide dough into 6 pieces, roll into a ball, and let sit for 30 minutes under a towel or plastic wrap.
  4. Place dough ball on a piece of waxed paper, flatten slightly, then top with another piece of paper and slightly flattened dough ball.
  5. Roll dough this way, 2 pieces at a time into 8 inch circles.
  6. Cook tortillas for a couple of minutes on an ungreased comal or cast iron skillet; avoid breaking any bubbles and lightly brown each side.
  7. Allow to cool then store in a ziplock bag until needed.
recipe from reciperetrospective.blogspot.com

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