Thursday, August 15, 2013

Flour Tortillas


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Hi everyone!  Today's recipe is Flour Tortillas, you can make some amazing burritos with these, or some Chimichangas, Quesadillas, Wraps, the possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoy this recipe! Enjoy

Makes 35-40 Tortillas
Ingredients
  • 2lbs all purpose flour (+ flour for kneading, + flour for rolling out the tortillas)
  • 245 grams Vegetable shortening at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt (salt is to taste, add more of less if you want)
  • 2 cups warm water (115ºF - 45ºC)  
If you want, you can mix all the ingredients with an electric mixer using a kneading hook. 

Mix flour, salt and baking powder together, add in (cut in) the vegetable shortening and mix well with the flour mixture, until you get the texture of coarse breadcrumbs. Once you get the right texture. Form a volcano with the flour mixture, leave a well right in the middle of the volcano. Add 2 cups of warm water right in the  well of the volcano and slowly start mixing the water with the flour mixture. This is a very sticky and messy job. Just continue to work the water into the flour until well combined into a soft dough.

You might need to add more flour or water to get the right texture. So if everything is well combined and the dough is still feeling to sticky, sprinkle some extra flour on it, and keep on kneading it.  If it feels to dry, sprinkle some water over it, and keep on kneading until you get the right texture.

Once you have a nice and smooth dough, keep on kneading it for 3 more minutes. Place it inside a plastic bag, and let it rest for 1 hour.

After an hour or so, the dough is ready. Pinch off a 2 inch piece from the dough and roll it into a circle.  Keep on making 2 inch circles with the rest of the dough until you are done.

Grab one of the small circles, press it down with your hand, and dust the circle with a little bit of flour on both sides. Now with a rolling pin, roll it out until you get a very thin circle about 7-8 inches ind diameter. Keep on rolling out the circles until all the tortillas are done.

Preheat a griddle. Is very important that the griddle is very hot! Place the tortillas on a griddle and cook for about 20 seconds on each side or until well cooked.  Keep on cooking the tortillas until you are done! Enjoy

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