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    Homemade Flour Tortillas

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    Charmie777's Note:

    Great basic tortilla recipe!

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    1. 1
      Combine the 3 cups flour, salt and baking powder in large bowl.
    2. 2
      Either by hand, or with pastry blender, work in the shortening until crumbly (you can add a little more shortening if the mixture looks too floury).
    3. 3
      Slowly add the water (I start with 1 cup and add more as needed) to flour mixture while tossing with a fork.
    4. 4
      With your hands, knead dough vigorously for about 2 minutes, until it forms a nice dough ball.
    5. 5
      Cover with cloth and let stand at least 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Take a ball of dough (golf ball size for small, slightly more for bigger tortillas) and roll into a ball.
    7. 7
      Roll in flour to cover.
    8. 8
      On floured surface, roll out dough evenly and very thin.
    9. 9
      Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet.
    10. 10
      Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla no longer looks doughy.
    11. 11
      NOTE: the ingredients are fairly accurate, but feel free to adjust to get the correct consistency.

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    • on June 29, 2013


      Ok this is about the10th recipe for flour tortillas that I've tried, and I have to be honest they weren't the prettiest, but they tasted GREAT! I used cake flour cuz that's what I had and was afraid they may come out tough, but to my surprise they didn't. I have a tortilla press, but was to lazy to pull it out, but to me, rolling out the dough is the best part! I'm going to roll out circle if it's the last thing I do! :) I will make these again, with the all purpose flour, thanks for the easy and tasty recipe Charmie777.

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    • on August 26, 2011

      This is one of those recipes that I have to make several batches at once... One to eat and one to feed to the fam. LOVED IT! Thanks so much! <3

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    • on June 01, 2011


      I have to admit I was a little scared to try this.....I don't do very well rolling out dough, but I was brave! This turned out wonderfully. I rolled these out really thin, so thin I was scared I'd tear them moving them to the pan. They cooked quickly and turned out beautiful. Oh, and I used a pizza cutter to cut off any parts that weren't nice and round. Made for ZWT7!

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Flour Tortillas

    Serving Size: 1 (729 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 189.6
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 255.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 3.2 g

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