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    Default Tortillas

    Tortillas


    Recipe Description
    These taste so much better than store-bought.
    Preparation Steps:Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:
    ~45 min total, includes 30 min of rest time for the dough
    Ingredients:
    2 c. flour
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. baking powder
    1/4 c. shortening or vegetable oil
    1/2 c. lukewarm water
    Serves:
    8 tortillas
    Directions:
    http://www.recipezaar.com/69612


    Put flour, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl.

    Mix the shortening or oil into the flour mixture until it forms pea-size balls.

    Add the lukewarm water, a little at a time, until the dough is soft and pliable.

    On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, for 1 to 2 minutes.

    Place in a bowl, cover with a clean dish towel, and let it "rest" for 30 minutes.

    Knead dough and form 8 to 10 balls. *Note: this is from the actual recipe that I used...I found that I could only get 8.

    Roll them out as thin and round as possible.

    Preheat an un-greased griddle or cast-iron frying pan.

    Cook tortillas on griddle one at a time, flipping when a bubble forms (less than a minute). *Note: mine took longer than a minute, but I'm sure that's because they weren't as thin as they probably could have been.

    Put cooked tortillas in a plastic bag until ready to serve, to keep them warm and soft

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    Michelle...What an awesome recipe! My family loves quesadillas, and making our own tortillas beforehand would make it SO much more fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    Does anyone know how to adapt it to be made in a food processor with a dough blade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Muse View Post
    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    Does anyone know how to adapt it to be made in a food processor with a dough blade?
    I'm not sure it would be worth it to use the food processor. It's not like bread where you knead it for several minutes at a time, kwim? You only knead for like 4 min total.

    Is that why you were asking? It's such an easy recipe that you can do it in 1 mixing bowl and a spoon (plus the pan when you cook them LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    I'm not sure it would be worth it to use the food processor. It's not like bread where you knead it for several minutes at a time, kwim? You only knead for like 4 min total.

    Is that why you were asking? It's such an easy recipe that you can do it in 1 mixing bowl and a spoon (plus the pan when you cook them LOL)
    I was asking because my kneading skills aren't very good and I didn't want to mess up the dough.

    After I posted I saw in the comments where someone used a food processor and told how they did it. I'll give it a shot this weekend, tortillas were on my shopping list.

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    These were a HUGE hit here. I am so happy that my new recipes this week have all been popular (I have a pretty picky family )

    I wish I had made more...I don't think I'll ever buy tortillas again

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    I had a friend teach me how to make tortillas. It was the best thing ever. It saves a ton of money and they taste way better. And, my guys love them. They steal them when they are warm and put butter on them and eat them.

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    I've been looking for a tortilla. I can't wait to try this one. Thanks!

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    Thanks, i'm going to try this

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    Let me know how you like them

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    I'm really excited to see this recipe.

    You wouldn't believe how many tortillas we go through in a month!

    If this works out, I can totally see me doing up a HUGE batch and then freezing them.
    Tortillas freeze wonderfully!

    Yay, yay, yay!
    Thanks again, Michelle!
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    I have made fresh flour tortillas and they are so wonderful.

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    Has anyone used a tortilla press?

    Also, has anyone made tortilla chips out of their home made tortillas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulaPAFW View Post
    Has anyone used a tortilla press?

    Also, has anyone made tortilla chips out of their home made tortillas?
    I haven't tried a press, but if we ate them more often, I would probably ask for one as a gift. I imagine it would make them so much thinner and probably a lot easier.

    I haven't made chips like you would use in chips & salsa, but I did cut a couple into wedges, brushed on some butter, cinnamon & sugar and toasted them. They were yummy

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    I am going to try this, they look great.

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