Recipe by Culinary School Dropout
This authentic homemade tortilla recipe will bring you to old Mexico. They take a little time, but the flavor is well worth it. Fresh, Hot & Delicious.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons lard or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- garlic, Herbs, Sun Dried Tomato etc
Directions See How It's Made
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix in the lard/margarine with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a very thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.
- Store in ziplock bag and re-warm in microwave or oven. If using microwave, wrap tortillas in moist (not wet) paper towel to steam them back to life.