Light Flour Tortillas

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • If using bowl and hands: Mix dry ingredients together. Instead of cumin, feel free to substitute garlic salt, curry powder, or any other seasoning you like.
  • If desired, add finely chopped cilantro, the zest of a whole lime, and the juices of a whole lime.
  • Add remaining ingredients. If too dry, add more water by the teaspoon. Knead until not too stiff. The dough should have the consistency of fresh Play-Doh. NOTE: if making a combination all purpose flour and corn flour tortilla, you'll need as much as double the water to get the right consistency.
  • Wrap dough ball in saran wrap and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Separate dough into 6 pieces and form into balls. Cover in saran wrap and let stand for another ten minutes.
  • Roll out each ball into a ten inch round. If you have a tortilla press, dust liberally with flour to prevent sticking. Use a rolling pin to flatten even more if the press doesn't get it flat enough. Stack on plate and cover with a tea towel so they don't dry out.
  • If using a stove top, using a large griddle, preheat on range element to medium high / high. If using an electric griddle, do the same. Do not grease.
  • Place dough round on griddle, flipping after about 30 seconds. Tortillas are cooked when they are slightly golden in color on both sides.
  • Use immediately, adding salt as desired before serving. Store in refrigerator in Ziplock bag for up to five days or freeze for future use.
  • To use out of fridge or after defrosted: Heat, one by one, in griddle until pliable, or place one on plate, put filling in middle, and place in microwave, on high, for 15 to 20 seconds.