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Tantalizing Tortillas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Therese Baca - Management & Budget
Added: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c flour
2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp vegetable shortening or lard
Approximately 1˝ cups warm water (or more if needed)

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender, a fork, or your hands until flour mixture is an even consistency. Slowly add warm (not hot) tap water to flour mixture until dough is moderately stiff (firm to the touch, dough does not stick to your hands, kneads easily). If you add too much water just add a little more flour. Kneading is a necessary step in the tortilla making process. It takes a good 5-8 minutes to knead the dough properly. Kneading can also be done with a heavy-duty electric mixer with a dough hook attachment for 3-4 minutes. Shape dough into a ball and put into a bowl. Cover bowl and let stand in a draft free warm area for at least 15 minutes. Divide dough into 12 small balls, return balls to bowl and cover until ready to roll out. Roll out each ball into a flat round about 6 inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick.

Preheat a large heavy seasoned or nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Place the tortillas one at a time into the hot dry skillet. Cook each side until done. When cooked lay out tortillas on a clean kitchen towel, turn tortillas periodically until tortillas are cool. When cool, stack tortillas and store in a plastic bag.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can also stuff the tortillas - Roll out dough into a flat round and lay out your favorite cooked food item on one half. Fold over the other half and crimp the edges. Cook each side over medium low heat. I like to sauté onions and mushrooms and layer with grated cheese.

 

 

 

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