Homemade Flour Tortillas
Entrée
DifficultyIntermediate

Recipes by Sandra Garcia, Visalia, CA

Yields1 Serving
 4 cups all purpose flour
 ½ tbsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
  cup Manteca (can substitute with Crisco)
 1 ¼ cups hot water
1

Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) in a medium bowl.

2

Add Manteca to dry ingredients. Mix with hands. Mix should be powdery.

3

Pour a few ounces of the water into a bowl with other ingredients. Knead with hands until fully mixed. Repeat and continue until all water is used forming dough.

4

Leave the dough in a dome shape in the bowl. Cover with a tea towel for 10 minutes to let the dough rise.

5

Place a medium-large pan on a large burner on the stovetop and preheat using high heat.

6

Grab a piece of dough and create a flattened ball about 3 inches in diameter.

7

Use a roller to flatten dough balls and create a tortilla that’s about 10 inches in diameter (avoid stacking uncooked tortillas—they will stick together).

8

Cook tortillas on a preheated pan. Wait for the tortilla to bubble up and then flip over. Pat tortilla occasionally to help it rise.

9

Set aside and cover to keep warm. Serve fresh with your favorite dish.

Ingredients

 4 cups all purpose flour
 ½ tbsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
  cup Manteca (can substitute with Crisco)
 1 ¼ cups hot water

Directions

1

Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) in a medium bowl.

2

Add Manteca to dry ingredients. Mix with hands. Mix should be powdery.

3

Pour a few ounces of the water into a bowl with other ingredients. Knead with hands until fully mixed. Repeat and continue until all water is used forming dough.

4

Leave the dough in a dome shape in the bowl. Cover with a tea towel for 10 minutes to let the dough rise.

5

Place a medium-large pan on a large burner on the stovetop and preheat using high heat.

6

Grab a piece of dough and create a flattened ball about 3 inches in diameter.

7

Use a roller to flatten dough balls and create a tortilla that’s about 10 inches in diameter (avoid stacking uncooked tortillas—they will stick together).

8

Cook tortillas on a preheated pan. Wait for the tortilla to bubble up and then flip over. Pat tortilla occasionally to help it rise.

9

Set aside and cover to keep warm. Serve fresh with your favorite dish.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

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