Monday, August 31, 2009

Flour Tortillas

This recipe was given to me by my first friend in high school. It's actually quite simple, although my tortillas usually turn out to be quite oddly shaped.

Flour Tortillas

3 cups flour (I used 1 cup wheat and 2 cups white)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup cold water
Combine the dry ingredients and cut in the shortening.
Stir in the water until dough holds together.
Knead a little bit and divide into 12 portions.
Form each portion into a ball and let stand for 10 minutes. Thin roll out very thinly and cook on an ungreased griddle, flipping lightly to brown second side. (This really doesn't take very long. If you forget what you're doing, they'll turn into crackers - still delicious but impossible to roll into a wrap or burrito.)

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