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Flour Tortillas 

 

Throw your next taco Tuesday over the top.  Easy and delicious,  better than any store bought tortilla by far.

 

Ingredients:

 

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup very warm water

1/2 cup lard or crisco

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

 

Process:

 

Put the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and combine.  Now add the lard  and blend with a large fork.  Work the lard into the flour very well until you have the consistency of bread crumbs.  At this point add the warm water and mix until you have a well formed dough ball.  

 

Now start to form small dough balls about the size of a golf ball.  Maybe a little smaller or bigger depending on how large you want your tortillas.   Roll them well in your hands like you might do play dough and set them in a large bowl.  Try not to let them touch.  Allow them to rest for an hour covered.

 

Cooking:

 

Preheat a nonstick skillet to medium high heat, roll out your first ball very thin and round as you can.  Place in the skillet and cook until the bottom just gets golden and flip.  When the bottom again just gets golden remove.  Don't over cook.  This should happen pretty fast or your pan is not hot enough.

 

Place the tortilla in a bowl with a lid and repeat the process until you are done.  Serve warm!

 

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These hold up very well and are soft.  They are best served right away but will last several days on the counter.

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