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Flour Tortillas

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Category: Breads, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Unbleached Flour
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 3 tb Lard Or Shortening
  • 1/2 c Warm Water
  • Lard Or Shortening


Mix flour and salt; cut in lard until particles are the size of fine
crumbs. Sprinkle in water; one tablespoon at a time, until all flour is
moistened and dough almost cleans the sides of the bowl. Gather dough into
a ball; divide into 12 equal parts for 6-inch tortillas, 8 equal parts for
8-inch tortillas, or 6 equal parts for 10-inch tortillas. Shape each part
into a ball; brush lightly with lard. Cover and let rest 20 minutes. For
each tortilla, roll 1 ball on a floured surface into 6, 8, or 10-inch
circle. Heat ungreased griddle or skillet over medium-high heat unti hot.
Cook tortilla until dry around edge and blsiters appear on the surface,
about 2 minutes. Turn and cook the other side until dry, about 1 minute.
Stack tortillas, placing waxed papper between each. Cover with damp towel.
Makes 12 6-inch, 8 8-inch or 6 10-inch tortillas.

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