Thursday, September 16, 2010

Homemade Tortillas

2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Warm Water

Mix the Flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in the shortening until there are no more chunks. Add the water last. Stir until in forms a soft dough. Knead until all the flour is mixed in and the dough cleans the bowl. I sometimes need to add a little more water, like a teaspoon. The dough should be soft but not sticky. Divide into 8 balls and let sit, covered for 15 minutes. You know they are ready when white spots appear on the dough. Roll out and cook on a griddle or pan on medium high heat. they will usually start to bubble up, Don't pop the bubbles. If they don't it is okay. they cook fast. Cook on each side for about 30 seconds. the tortilla will turn white and get light brown spots when done. put into tortilla warmer, they will soften up in the warmer.

1 comment:

  1. Yummmm, I might just have to try this. What do you do for lunches with the tortillas?