Light and Simple Flour Tortillas

Deborah Garza

By
@debbie1024

When I lived with my grandmother, she woke up every morning at 4 am to make fresh tortillas. She always made sure that I ate a hot breakfast before I left for school. My favorite meal in the morning is breakfast tacos. It gave me energy for the rest of the day


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Serves:

16

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Griddle

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl add dry ingredients mix with fork.
2
Add shortening. Use a pastry cutter to blend shortening into the flour until resembles coarse crumbs.
3
Make a well in the center add hot water/olive oil combine with fork. When dough comes together lightly flour board and knead for 5 mins. Let rest for 30 mins.
4
Divide dough into 16 portions. Flour board/ rolling pin. Roll to desired size.
5
I like to use the mexican comal to cook the tortillas, but you can use a nonstick skillet.
6
Cook tortillas on both sides for about 1 min or until brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy