March 1, 2010

Flour Tortillas

After making the Chili posted the other day we had a lot of leftovers. I decided to turn it into a burrito filling with fresh made tortillas. They took a little bit of time, but it was easy and worth it!

Flour Tortillas:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup warm water

Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add shortening and work in with your hands or a pastry cutter. Add a little water at a time until you can form a soft dough that is not too sticky. Kneed for a few solid turns until everything is incorporated and smooth.

Cut dough into 12 or more little balls and set on a pan to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Roll each ball of dough into desired shape of tortilla, making sure they are very thin.

Cook on a hot pan long enough to lightly brown but not burn, flipping once. If the pan is too hot they will burn before they cook through.

As they come off the pan place them in a clean kitchen towel to keep them from drying out.

I made them on a griddle so I could cook 3 at a time. This worked but I think a pan would have been a little hotter. They got a little dry, but they were still AWESOME!

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