Wednesday, January 2, 2013

#3: Homemade Flour Tortillas.... Si!

The kids had a great time rolling out these easy homemade flour tortillas, and enjoyed their first time flipping tortillas!  This recipe makes 24 tortillas, which was perfect for our large crowd on New Year's Day, but have included the measurements to reduce by half for just a dozen tortillas (in parentheses).  These go great with our recipe for Caldo de Res! :) Let us know how the tortilla rolling goes for you!

Here's to full bellies!

Vanessa

Homemade Flour Tortillas
Yield: 24 (12)

4 cups (2 cups) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon (1/2 t.) salt
2 teaspoons (1 t.) baking powder
2 Tablespoons (1 T.) lard
1 1/2 cups (3/4 c.) water

Whisk flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl. Mix in the lard by hand until it reaches corn meal consistency.  Add in water and mix until dough forms.  Using a lightly floured surface, knead until dough becomes smooth and elastic (about 2 minutes).  Divide dough into 24 (12) equal sized balls.

Head a large skillet or flat top griddle over medium-high heat.  Using a tortilla press or lightly floured rolling pin, roll each tortilla into a thin, round tortilla.  Place on hot griddle and cook until bubbles form.  Flip tortilla over and cook until golden on both sides.  Continue for all tortilla balls.