Recipe by Charlotte J
Found this in the May 2003 issue of Parenting.
Top Review by cinder55
I've tried all the tortilla recipes on Food.com now and have come to the conclusion that this one is the best. I do change it up and add 50% olive oil and 50% shortening instead of just shortening and it makes the dough a bit more plyable and pressable. Also if you do refrigerate this dough it's best to let it warm to room temperature before using a tortilla press or rolling it out.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 cup shortening or 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup lukewarm water
Directions See How It's Made
- Put flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
- Mix the shortening or oil into the flour mixture until it forms pea-size balls.
- Add the lukewarm water, a little at a time, until the dough is soft and pliable.
- On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Place in a bowl, cover with a clean dish towel, and let it"rest" for 30 minutes.
- Knead dough and form 8 to 10 balls.
- Roll them out as thin and round as possible.
- Preheat an ungreased griddle or cast-iron frying pan.
- Cook tortillas on griddle one at a time, flipping when a bubble forms (less than a minute).
- Put cooked tortillas in a plastic bag until ready to serve, to keep them warm and soft.