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Flour Tortillas

Flour TortillasSome work goes into making homemade flour tortillas, but the end results are worth it.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
About 1 1/3 cups warm water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients and enough warm water to make a soft dough. On a lightly floured surface, fold dough over itself until smooth, but do not knead or overwork. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into 12 egg-sized balls and semi-flatten before rolling by hand. Keep dough and formed tortillas covered prior to cooking to prevent drying.
  3. Preheat an ungreased cast-iron griddle or large non-stick skillet and cook tortillas over medium-high heat about one minute per side or until lightly speckled golden.

Makes 12 tortillas.