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Flour Tortillas

on July 29, 2012

I wanted to make fajitas the other night for dinner, but had no tortillas. I didn’t want to run to the store so I just did a quick search on the internet to see if I could make them. After reading a few recipes, it was quite clear that these are so EASY!!! They were easy, they were quick and tasted great. Why didn’t I ever try to make these before???!!! I will definitely never buy flour tortillas anymore! I froze the leftovers…and they reheat great in the microwave!

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Flour Tortillas(Makes 12)

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tbsp. vegetable shortening

3/4 cups water

  1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the shortening with your fingers or a pastry blender until the flour resembles cornmeal.
  3. Add the water a little bit at a time and mix until the dough is able to be made into a ball.
  4. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  6.  Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll each dough ball into a thin, round tortilla.
  7. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  8.  Place tortillas, one at a time, into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side.

4 responses to “Flour Tortillas

  1. They look delicious!! I had always thought you needed corn flour for tortillas but I was wrong!!! I will give these a try one day

  2. sybaritica says:

    Think you’ll ever go back to storebought?

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