April 15, 2011

Tortillas From Scratch

I wanted to try making my own tortillas and have found various recipes online.  This recipe made the best ones so far.  These are so easy and I even made them into a baked chip.  Don't worry about making them into a perfect circle, I only can make the circle with my round cookie cutter.  
What you'll need:

  • 3 cups flour (white or fine ground whole wheat)
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • mixing bowl
  • smooth cutting board
  • 2 Silpats or parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Large skillet
  • Stove
    • 1
      Melt butter either in the microwave in the mixing bowl, or stove top then add to the mixing bowl.
    • 2
      Add all ingredients to the mixing bowl.
    • 3
      Mix by hand until smooth and no longer sticky. Add more flour if necessary.
    • 4
      Separate into eight equal balls and let set 10 minutes.
    • 5
      One at a time flatten each dough ball between two Silpats on the cutting board, make them as thin as possible without making holes. Try to keep them something resembling round.
    • 6
      Heat the skillet on medium low heat. When skillet is hot, put the flattened dough in the skillet.
    • 7
      Cook approximately 15-25 seconds on each side, until white with a few brown spots. Remove from skillet, and cook the next one.

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