Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You want a hot tortilla?

This is a nice a simple recipe. The hardest part is rolling them out. I was so excited I found a tortilla press, but it turns out I hate it. It doesn’t get them thin enough and they are a little thick so halfway thru hubby decided to roll them out with my rolling pin. I had no idea he knew what a rolling pin is so I was happy to let him do the rolling. :)

The recipe is simple

6 c AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ c vegetable shortening- cut into small pieces
2 ½ c warm water

Put everything in the mix but the water stir for a minute to mix and add water slowly while mixer is running. And that is it, it will all come together really nice and look like dough. Then pull it out onto a floured counter and divide in half, let rest 15 minutes. After it has rested divide each half into 8 balls so you will have a total of 16 balls. You can make more if you want some smaller tortillas. you can use a rolling pin or a tortilla press and make them the size and thickness you want.Let rest another 10 minutes and they are ready to put in the hot skillet. Just 1 minute on each side is enough they will have brown spots on them when they are ready.

They are best eaten right away but if you need them to wait get a large peice tin foil and put a paper towel or reusable cotton cloth and make an tin foil envelope so that they don’t dry out but the paper towel also keeps them from getting a condensation feel to them.

These are truly yummy and delish. My MIL can’t buy tortilla at the store anymore as she says they don’t taste as good anymore! Hey, if the MIL is happy SOMETHING must be right! :)

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