Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tortillas from Scratch

I love homemade tortillas! They are chewy and warm and so filling. They are pretty easy to make too!

Tortillas from Scratch
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup hot water
Sift flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Stir in enough hot water so dough holds together - add a small amount at a time. Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Divide into eight balls and roll into thin circles (as thin as possible). Heat skillet over medium heat. Cook tortillas 30 seconds on first time or until it begins to bubble and then 10 seconds on the other side. Store in a zip lock bag until ready to use.

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