Homemade Flour Tortillas

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    Homemade Flour Tortillas

    Homemade Flour Tortillas

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    1hour4min


    270 people made this

    Although tortillas are traditionally made with masa, or ground corn flour, wheat flour tortillas are just as delicious to my mind.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 280g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1/2 cup water

    Directions
    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:24min  ›  Ready in:1hour4min 

    1. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    2. Add the water and mix until the dough can be gathered together. If necessary, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 15 minutes.
    3. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. On a lightly floured surface roll and stretch each round into a circle 35cm across.
    4. Cook in a large, dry frying pan over medium-high heat until brown spots begin to appear on the surface, then turn and brown the other side. Keep tortillas covered with a clean, dry cloth until ready to serve.
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    this recipe is great! i used more salt and substituted margerine for shortening. also, i did not use baking powder. One time i made w/ baking powder, and all the other times without... i liked the taste and texture of the tortillas without the baking powder. I rolled out the dough paper thin.. and then i placed a bowl on top and cut around the bowl... so all of my tortillas were the same perfect circles. Tortillas came out soft and tasty! They look store-bought, but taste much better! I have made them many many times and everyone always loves them.  -  01 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    148

    ***FOR NON-CRUNCHY TORTILLAS, PLACE COOKED TORTILLAS IN A PLASTIC BAG. IT GETS MOISTURE BACK IN IT AND WILL MAKE THEM SOFT AND PLIABLE. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T OVER COOK THEM.*** I've made tortillas before and I would have to say that these turned out very good. I made Bacon 'n' Egg Wraps with the tortillas and my husband was amazed at the ease and speed of making such a wonderful breakfast. ***MODIFICATION*** I substituted the shortening with equal amounts of butter. Tortilla recipe would make 6 servings. ***UPDATE*** To make tortilla bowls for taco salad, I placed uncooked tortillas on top of a ball of aluminum foil. Make sure you spray the ball with PAM so it doesn't stick. Cook for 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, depending how big the tortillas are. This makes healthier non-fried bowls.  -  20 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    65

    I did it! I made tortillas! Thanks for posting this recipe, I thought it was very difficult to make tortillas. I added extra tablespoon or so of shortening....till cornmeal consistency. I let the dough rest an hour. They turned out wonderful! Definitely worth it.  -  05 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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