Half & Half Tortillas

Half AP wheat flour and half masa harina.  I saw some pre-made but uncooked tortilla in the store the other day and snagged a packet.  They were pretty good.  I saw that they were half and half and checked for recipes online.  I went with the simplest recipe: 1 c. AP flour, 1  c. masa, 1/4 c. lard, 1/2 tsp salt – cut the lard into the flour mixture and add a scant cup of water.  Too wet and they will stick to the tortilla press.  Knead into a nice dough ball.

Cover the dough in a bowl and let rest for 20 minutes or so.  Pinch off enough to roll  into golf ball sized portions.  I noticed that there was gluten formation due to the wheat flour but they still pressed nicely in my tortilla maker.

Cook dry on a hot griddle for about a minute per side.  You want to see the blackened spots.  The recipe made 12 tortillas, each about 5 or 6 inches.I served them doubled up like I would with the more fragile 100% masa tortillas but they were robust enough to not need  it.


Posted on February 4, 2018, in Back to Basics Cooking, Fun with Food, JeffreyW, Recipes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Half & Half Tortillas.

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