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