Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homemade Flour Tortillas from Allrecipes

I generally don't make homemade tortillas because I can generally buy a bag of 10 for $1 at Smith's however, the Don Julio brand hasn't been on sale and a while so that left us completely out of tortillas. (They are 10 for $10 at Smiths today through April 24th, 2012 if you're interested.) So, we improvised.

The key to making tortillas (versus having them turn out like Indian Naan) is to have a really big skillet and to make the dough as thin as you can get it without tearing holes in it.

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.

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