Homemade Tortillas taste better than anything from the store!
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons Crisco or Lard
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup plus one tablespoon warm water
Sift of all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl
Add chopped cilantro
Add 4 tablespoons of vegetable shortening or lard and cut it in, one tablespoon at a time using a fork.
Add water slowly and mix with your hands until all the water is incorporated.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for three to five minutes. I
f the dough seems sticky, add a little extra flour.
Wrap the dough in plastic and let it rest for 30-minutes.
Cut the dough into 6 even pieces.
Roll out each piece as thin as possible into a round shape.
Heat a griddle or skillet to 350-degrees.
Cook the tortillas for 30-seconds on each side.
The tortillas should develop small bubbles and brown a little as they cook.
Stack the tortillas on a plate and cover with a towel or plastic wrap until ready to use.
*Tortillas will hold in the fridge for up to a week, you may freeze them also
*Use Lard instead of Crisco when possible, I don't know what I was thinking when we shot this video..?