Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Homemade tortillas!! Quick and easy!
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup shortening or vegetable oil
1/2 cup lukewarm water
Put flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
Mix the shortening or oil into the flour mixture until it forms pea-size balls.
Add the lukewarm water, a little at a time, until the dough is soft and pliable.
On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, for 1 to 2 minutes.
Place in a bowl, cover with a clean dish towel, and let it"rest" for 30 minutes.
Knead dough and form 8 to 10 balls.
Roll them out as thin and round as possible.
Preheat an ungreased griddle or cast-iron frying pan.
Cook tortillas on griddle one at a time, flipping when a bubble forms (less than a minute).
Put cooked tortillas in a plastic bag until ready to serve, to keep them warm and soft.