Flour Tortillas

I thought I would try flour tortillas from scratch today, and managed well enough to get by.  I used the dough blades in my food processor to make short work of getting to a dough ball.  Add 2 cups of flour, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1 tsp baking powder to the bowl, and give it a pulse.  Add 1 Tbsp of lard and pulse it until that’s blended in, then run it as you add water until the dough ball forms.  It will take about 3/4 cup for that.  I divided the dough into 8 pieces and rolled them into a semblance of round and flopped them onto a scorching hot griddle.  I had already started a pot of chili, not the best thing to show off the tortillas but I made do.  They were delicious – soft and warm and smelling great.  I probably should have fried them in oil to crisp them a tad to use as chili scoops, or else made burritos with them.


2 thoughts on “Flour Tortillas

  1. Looks good! Try slicing sides of gallon Ziploc bag, sturdier than plastic wrap (thanks, Rick Bayless). Then put ball of dough in center and gently press with glass pie pan. You can see how thick it is, and it’s round (thanks, Cooks Illustrated).

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    • I’m kicking myself for not trying my tortilla press on them, always heard you had to roll them. I may make some more this afternoon and go with the press.


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