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Easy To Make Flour Tortillas

Easy To Make Flour Tortillas

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 15


Serves 1

  • 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

  • bench flour (This is extra flour you use on your board and while rolling)

  • 5tablespoons lard or 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening

  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • 3⁄4 cup very warm water


  • 01

    1. Dissolve salt into water and put aside.

  • 02

    2. Put measured all purpose flour into your food processor. Add 5 TBSP of the lard. Process until all the lard is incorporated into the flour.

  • 03

    3. While food processor is going, slowly add all the water. A dough should form that pulls away from the side of processor.

  • 04

    4. Scoop the dough onto a clean dry lightly dusted with flour work space. Knead a few times.

  • 05

    4. Divide the dough into 12 portions and form them into the size of a golf ball. Place on a plate in a single layer and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rest for 30 minutes.

  • 06

    5. Heat an ungreased 9" cast iron skillet to medium or medium high.

  • 07

    6. On your lightly floured station take a dough ball. Press flat with the palm of your hand. It should be round. Now use a rolling pin and roll forward away from you and then back toward you, turn the dough a sixth of a turn and repeat. Keep doing this until it is about 7 inch in diameter. Don't worry if it isn't in a perfect circle. You might need to add a bit of bench flour as you do this so that it doesn't start to stick.

  • 08

    7. Lay the tortilla in your hot pan. Cook for about 30-45 secs and then turn over and cook for another 30-45 secs. It will get puffed up. Do not worry and don't flatten. Make sure you don't overcook them as they will become crispy.

  • 09

    8. Remove them from the pan and wrap them in a cloth napkin or dish towel. Stack them on top of each other in the dishtowel. This will help them stay soft.

  • 10

    Side Note: I would roll out 2 and then cook one in the pan and then roll out the next and continued this way until all 12 were done.



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