Monday, March 24, 2008

Homemade Tortilla Recipe

I usually half this recipe for me and Josh and it makes 8 tortillas.

Homemade Tortillas
4 c. flour
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
4 Tbsp shortening
1 ½ cups warm water

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening, a little at a time, until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in water to form a moist workable dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for a few minutes, until smooth and elastic. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Cut into 12-16 even sized pieces and form each into 1 ½ to 2 inch balls. Roll very thin, using liberal amounts of flour. Turn and stretch the dough several times during rolling. Cook on a dry iron skillet. Turn and press several times w/ a spatula to keep large air bubbles from forming. (several small bubbles will form and turn dark brown)


Kara Scharrer said...

Does the 1/2 of recipe make 8, or the whole? And do these taste anything like Plablano Grills?!!!! I miss Plablano!!

Aubrey said...

Yes, the 1/2 recipe makes 8 and the full recipe makes 16. They're close to Poblano, but not quite. They are nice and thick and tasty, though!

natalie said...

Mat's been wanting a recipe for these.. thanks!