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Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melinda Gudgeon-Robledo
Added: Friday, April 10, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4-6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or lard
about 1 1/4 cups warm water

Directions:
Directions:
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add lard. Or use a combination of half lard, half shortening. cut shortening into flour mixture with your hands.
Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. You do
not need very hot water.
Knead the dough for a few minutes.
Now you will pull off pieces of dough to form about 12 small dough balls. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes
This is a good time to heat up the comal. You will want to set it at medium to high
heat.
Now you can roll out the dough with your tortilla rolling pin or palote. It is a good idea to dust each ball with a little flour just before you roll them out. Lay the palote
in the center of the dough ball and roll up, center and roll down. It is good to lift the
dough and turn it. Again, rolling pin in the center and roll. Roll them out fairly thin.
Lay your tortilla on the hot comal. It takes just a few seconds to cook. Flip to the other
side. When they are done it should have lots of nice brown speckles. Place them in a
towel. If you would like you can use a tortilla warmer to keep them warm longer.
They are ready to be served!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
if you dont have a comal a flat iron griddle can be used or you may purchase a comal online. Their should be several websites to get them at.

 

 

 

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