Perfect Flour Tortillas

Recipe by MexiMami
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READY IN: 1hr 6mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups flour
  • 2
    tablespoons salt
  • 3
    tablespoons lard (room temp)
  • 34 - 1
    cup water (room temp)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Into a bowl combine the flour and salt. Sift until it has been mixed well.
  • Next add the lard one scoop at a time until you have a crumbly mixture.
  • Slowly add water while mixing with hands. The mixture should soak up the water right away. Spread a little bit of lard on your hands in order to get the mix off.
  • With the lard still on your hands, tear off golf ball sized pieces and roll each piece into a tight ball.
  • Once all of the dough is made into separate balls let stand in bowl at room temperature for about half an hour to an hour, while covered with a kitchen cloth.
  • After they have sat for the desired amount of time, roll out into a thin round flat shape (you can make them more or less thick according to personal preference).
  • Heat dough up on very hot ungreased pan. Each side should take 15-25 seconds to cook. You will know when the second side is done when a large bubble forms. Each side should have several brown spots on them.
  • You can place cooked tortillas into plastic bag with a kitchen cloth inside to keep them soft.
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