Monday, October 31, 2011

Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas
recipe courtesy Raley's "Something Extra" Magazine


2 cups flour
3 tbsp shortening
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup water


Mix together flour, shortening, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl with a fork until mixture resembles course crumbs; stir in water. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead several times to form a smooth dough.
Cover with a cloth and let stand for 30 minutes. Divide dough into 12 equal parts. Roll each into a 7 inch circle.
Cook each tortilla in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and puffed.

I know the picture doesn't look like much, but these tortillas did prompt my very picky daughter to tell me that I make the best tortillas ever. They were very yummy!


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