Thursday, March 4, 2010


I really need to work on my taking food picture skills. FLOUR TORTILLAS
3 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4-6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or lard
about 1 1/4 cups warm water

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add vegetable shortening or lard. Or use a combination of half lard, half shortening.
Use a fork or a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening or just do it the old fashioned
way and use your hands. I actually just used my paddle in the Kitchen Aid.

Next add warm water a little at a time until your dough is soft and not sticky. You do
not need very hot water. You'll need to switch to your bread hook if using a Kitchen Aid.

Knead the dough for a few minutes.

Now you will pull off pieces of dough to form about 12 small dough balls. Let them
rest covered for at least 10 minutes, longer if you like.

Now you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Cook each side just a few seconds on a hot griddle or a skillet.

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