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Here is a pretty easy way to make your own flour tortillas. They are so good when they're homemade.
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- 1In a food processor combine 2 3/4 cups of the flour (reserve the remaining flour for rolling out the dough) with the lard or shortening.
- 2Pulse several times until the fat is evenly distributed throughout the flour and no particles of fat are visible.
- 3Dissolve the salt in 2/3 cup of the warm water.
- 4With the machine running, pour the liquid through the feed tube in a steady stream and stop the machine once the dough has come together in a ball.
- 5Feel the dough; it should be a medium-stiff consistency, not too firm but not as soft as most bread doughs.
- 6If the dough is too stiff, divide it into several pieces, sprinkle with 1 or 2 tablespoons of the remaining water and process again until a ball forms.
- 7Divide the dough into 12 portions, roll into balls and place on a flat surface or plate.
- 8Cover with plastic wrap and allow dough to rest for at least 30 minutes.
- 9On a lightly floured surface roll each ball into a 7-inch circle by flattening the ball of dough, lightly flouring it, and with a rolling pin rolling forward and backward over the dough, then turn it a sixth of a turn and roll forward and backward again.
- 10Repeat the turning and rolling process until a 7-inch circle is formed, re-flouring the work surface as necessary.
- 11Place the tortilla on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
- 12Repeat the rolling out process for the remaining 11 balls of dough.
- 13Heat a flat cast iron griddle over moderately high heat.
- 14Lay a tortilla on the griddle and cook for 20 to 45 seconds until tortilla bubbles and lightly browns on the underside.
- 15Flip the tortilla and cook it for another 30 to 45 seconds.
- 16The tortilla should be lightly browned but still soft and flexible.
- 17Transfer the cooked tortilla to a heavy towel and wrap it up.
- 18Cook the remaining tortillas in a similar manner and store stacked in the towel to keep them warm and soft.
- 19Tortillas can be stored in a sealable plastic bag and refrigerated until ready for use.
- 20To reheat the tortillas, tuck them in an"envelope" made out of aluminum foil and heat in a 325°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for Flour Tortillas
Serving Size: 1 (56 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 161.8
- Calories from Fat 50
- Total Fat 5.6 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 5.0 mg
- Sodium 195.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 3.2 g