Saturday, November 19, 2011

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Making homemade tortillas can be time consuming and messy, but trust me-- they're "oh so worth it"-good. Have I mentioned that they're great for dipping in soup?  This recipe is used by family and friends of mine living in Chicago, and I've recently started using it in my own kitchen. Hope you enjoy using it in yours!

- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- about 1 cup hot water
- additional vegetable oil for cooking

How To Make Them
1) Using hands/spoon/stand mixer: Mix the dry ingredients.
2) Make a well, and pour the oil in the middle.
3) Knead in the hot water a little at a time. Mix until the dough no longer sticks to your fingers, but isn't too breakable.
4) Thoroughly flour your counter top, and form dough into small, round patties. Roll them out as thin as possible using a rolling pin.
5) Preheat a skillet and add a little oil.
6) Cook tortillas one at a time, flipping when a bubble occurs or the first side is just starting to brown.
7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 until your dough is gone. If flour/oil accumulates and chars in the skillet, take a wet paper towel and gently wipe the excess, being very careful not to burn your fingers.
8) Serve warm, and for an extra treat brush with butter.

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