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Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Kelly White
Added: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup hot water

Directions:
Directions:
In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer, combine flour and salt. Mix in shortening until the mixture is crumbly. Slowly add in hot water and mix until the dough has the consistency of playdough. Cover with a clean cloth and allow the dough to rest for about 1/2 hour. On the surface that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or dusted with flour, divide the dough into equal portions. I usually do 8, but if you're going for big tortillas, you could do 6, or if you what huge torillas, you could do 4. Preheat a skillet to medium heat. You might need to adjust this a little as you're making your tortillas - by the end, I'm usually a little below medium heat on my stove. Form each piece of dough into a ball and then press it on your work surface with your palm. With a floured or cooking spray-sprayed rolling pin, roll the dough out as thin as you want it. Repeat with remaining tortillas. When the skillet is hot, carefully place a rolledout piece of tortilla dough onto the skillet. Watch for bubbles - you want big, puffy bubbles and very light, if any browning on the bottom. If you're getting little, blistery bubbles, your skillet is too hot. Anyway, when you start getting big, puffy bubbles and the tortilla takes on kind of a "greasy" look (probably about a minute if your skillet is the right temperature), flip the tortilla and cook an additional 30 seconds or so. These stay warm pretty well on their own - you can just start stacking them on top of each other, keeping a piece of aluminum foil to top. If you're feeling fancy, you can use a tortilla warmer, although I've probably made thousands of homemade tortillas in my days and I've never used a tortilla warmer. So take that for what it's worth!

 

 

 

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