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    Easy to Make Flour Tortillas

    Easy to Make Flour Tortillas. Photo by Jencathen

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Jencathen's Note:

    I've always been intimidated about making tortillas. Finally I found a method that for me is easy and that doesn't make me run the other way with equipment I can't pronounce much less spell. The only specialized equipment that this recipe has is a food processor. This was modified from Rick Bayless' recipe.

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    Serves: 1



    Units: US | Metric


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      1. Dissolve salt into water and put aside.
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      2. Put measured all purpose flour into your food processor. Add 5 TBSP of the lard. Process until all the lard is incorporated into the flour.
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      3. While food processor is going, slowly add all the water. A dough should form that pulls away from the side of processor.
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      4. Scoop the dough onto a clean dry lightly dusted with flour work space. Knead a few times.
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      4. Divide the dough into 12 portions and form them into the size of a golf ball. Place on a plate in a single layer and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rest for 30 minutes.
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      5. Heat an ungreased 9" cast iron skillet to medium or medium high.
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      6. On your lightly floured station take a dough ball. Press flat with the palm of your hand. It should be round. Now use a rolling pin and roll forward away from you and then back toward you, turn the dough a sixth of a turn and repeat. Keep doing this until it is about 7 inch in diameter. Don't worry if it isn't in a perfect circle. You might need to add a bit of bench flour as you do this so that it doesn't start to stick.
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      7. Lay the tortilla in your hot pan. Cook for about 30-45 secs and then turn over and cook for another 30-45 secs. It will get puffed up. Do not worry and don't flatten. Make sure you don't overcook them as they will become crispy.
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      8. Remove them from the pan and wrap them in a cloth napkin or dish towel. Stack them on top of each other in the dishtowel. This will help them stay soft.
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      Side Note: I would roll out 2 and then cook one in the pan and then roll out the next and continued this way until all 12 were done.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 03, 2010


      Very good and very easy! They smell great as you are cooking them. DH's only complaint is that he wished they were thicker. I think we will try to make them that way next time. This is a great recipe for a tortilla novice such as myself. Thanks! Reviewed for Spring PAC 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy to Make Flour Tortillas

    Serving Size: 1 (590 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1828.5
    Calories from Fat 606
    Total Fat 67.3 g
    Saturated Fat 25.6 g
    Cholesterol 60.8 mg
    Sodium 1754.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 262.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 35.5 g

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