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Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
LOIS MEYERS
Added: Friday, February 13, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 1/2 Cups Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
2/3 Cup Shortening
1 1/2 Cups of “Hot” Water

Directions:
Directions:
Add all ingredients into mixing bowl. Knead into a ball – knead for a minimum of 5 minutes. It should not feel sticky. If sticky add “dusting” of flour to make it workable. Make into smaller balls (test-ta-les) and flatten. Have grill heating at medium temperature. While you are rolling out the Tortillas, cover the smaller dough balls (testales) with a cloth. If you don’t cover them the tortillas can become flakey and crack on the griddle. This is probably due to air interacting with dough and drying it. Roll out the testales into tortillas, and then cook them on the griddle as you continue to roll the others, until lightly brown in color. Place in “Tortilla Holder” (bowl with cover) with a cloth underneath so the bottom one does not “sweat” too much. Sweaty Tortillas become rubbery, which some people like. The point is you can control the texture or degree of crispness of the Tortillas. Continue until all cooked.

Taco Time!

The tortilla stuffing’s are limitless: jam, butter, eggs and bacon, sausage and bacon, potatoes and bacon, stewed meat with gravy.

They are good to eat just as tortillas or with butter. Kids love “baby tortillas” (small ones). Dogs love them too.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
18-20 count
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Directions are simple - but know that there is still an art to making them correctly. However, also know that fresh home made Tortillas are better than any store bought Tortillas.

 

 

 

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