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Tortilla Recipe

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Tortillas are one of the staples of Mexican cuisine, served up fried as tacos, rolled into soft burritos or layered as enchiladas.
For dough
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sea salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lukewarm water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
For rolling the dough
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable shortening 2 Teaspoon

1. Preheat pan/griddle over medium heat.

2. In a large bowl, stir flour and baking powder together. Add vegetable shortening and mix with the flour with hands.
3. In a bowl, dissolve the salt in 1 cup of lukewarm water. Drizzle this slowly into the flour mixture and mix until soft.
4. Knead for 1 minute, pour remaining water. Once it is at the right consistency, cover the dough with a bowl and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into 12 pieces and form into balls. Coat hands with a little bit of shortening and flatten the balls. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
6. Place some flour on work surface and on rolling pin. Roll the balls into thin circles. Turn the dough around after each stroke with the rolling pin.
7. In the preheated pan, place the tortilla and flip over every 15-20 seconds until develops brown spots on each side and it bubbles up.

8. Serve the warm tortilla with butter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Here is a simple recipe for homemade tortillas. Tortillas can be served up fried as tacos, rolled into soft burritos or layered as enchiladas. Today tortillas are used in a variety of ways, when you make them homemade it makes all the difference!

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