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Flour Tortillas



Homemade Tortillas taste better than anything from the store!

Ingredients

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

 

Process

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..?

 

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