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    Default Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

    For all those that crave Mexican food, tortillas, and all the great things you can make with them.



    Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe!

    Yield: 8-10 10 inch tortillas

    Ingredients

    Homemade White Wheat Tortillas
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/3 cup shortening or lard (or a combo of both)
    1 - 1 1/4 cups very warm water
    You'll also need large Ziploc bag or the equivalent

    Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas
    3 cups whole wheat flour (or 2 cups wheat flour + 1 cup all-purpose)
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    3 Tbsp shortening
    3 Tbsp canola, vegetable or olive oil
    2 tsp sesame seeds, optional
    1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups very hot water
    You'll also need large Ziploc bag or the equivalent



    Directions

    White Wheat Tortillas

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Using your hands, rub the shortening into the flour mixture until evenly distributed (mixture should hold its shape when clamped between your hands). Pour in 1 cup water and use a wooden spoon to stir until mixture comes together, adding additional water as needed (I used 1 cup + 2 Tbsp water). Knead mixture by hand until smooth (I just did this in the bowl). Divide mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball. Cover dough balls with plastic wrap and let rest at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

    Roll each ball out on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch circle (for a nice circular form flatten ball slightly then roll in one direction, make a 1/6 turn roll again, make another 1/6 turn and roll again. Continue to roll and turn until your dough circle is about 10-inches across).

    Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place rolled tortilla in hot skillet and cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, then flip tortilla to opposite side and cook until golden brown spots begin to appear on bottom. Immediately transfer cooked tortilla to a large Ziploc bag and seal bag (or tuck the opening underneath that way you wont keep on zipping and unzipping the bag as you work). Repeat process with remaining tortillas. Tortillas can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 days or in refrigerator up to 1 week.

    Whole Wheat Tortillas

    In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Using your hands, rub shortening into flour mixture until evenly distributed, about 1 minute. Add in canola oil and mix with your hands until evenly distributed. Mix in optional sesame seeds. Pour 1 1/4 cups hot water into mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until mixture starts to come together, adding additional water as needed, then knead by hand until smooth.

    Divide dough into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.

    Roll each ball out on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch circle (for a nice circular form flatten ball slightly then roll in one direction, make a 1/6 turn roll again, make another 1/6 turn and roll again. Continue to roll and turn until your dough circle is about 10-inches across).

    Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place rolled tortilla in hot skillet and cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, then flip tortilla to opposite side and cook until golden brown spots begin to appear on bottom. Immediately transfer cooked tortilla to a large Ziploc bag and seal bag (or tuck the opening underneath that way you wont keep on zipping and unzipping the bag as you work then seal it shut when finished). Repeat process with remaining tortillas. Tortillas can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 days or refrigerated up to 1 week.

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    Hey KDF, tried your recipe and they were very good! Had a great burrito feast with friends.




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    Quote Originally Posted by expatron View Post
    Hey KDF, tried your recipe and they were very good! Had a great burrito feast with friends.
    Great! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Next time invite me over and I'll be glad to critique them! hehe

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    You got it......my pleasure

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