Flour Tortilla
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Flour Tortilla
  Flatbread    Mexican    Latin  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:48 AM. Recipe ID 64334. Report a problem with this recipe.
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Flour tortillas

Tortillas are a type of flatbread popular in Mexico and Central America commonly made 
from wheat flour or masa. This recipe is for the wheat flour variety.


    * 4 cups (950ml) unbleached all purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons salt
    * 4 teaspoons baking powder
    * 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
    * 1 1/2 cups (360ml) warm water, more if needed


   1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder.
   2. With a pastry blender, a fork or your hands, gradually work in the lard or 
shortening until it is all incorporated.
   3. Add enough warm water to make a soft but not sticky dough.
   4. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 5 minutes.
   5. Divide the dough into 1/4 cup (3 oz / 90g) portions and form them into balls.
   6. Roll each ball into a flat round about 6 inches (10cm) in diameter and 1/8 inches 
(0.25cm) thick.
   7. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat.
   8. Place the tortillas one at a time into the dry hot skillet; cook until brown on 
one side, then turn and brown the other side.
   9. Remove from the skillet and keep warm in cloth towel.

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