My latest attempt in the kitchen...they were easy, yes....however, they were not very pliable...I am not sure what I did wrong, but it was something...I think I needed to use more water, since the recipe called for 1-2 cups and I used barely 1. However, they were good enough to serve the purpose I needed, to make Mexican Pizzas.
The recipe that I used for the tortillas is from My Wooden Spoon, it's a great blog, you should check it out!
Recipe courtesy of My Wooden Spoon
- 4 c. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 c. shortening
- 1-2 cups of HOT water
1. Get the griddle (or large skillet) going before you start this part so it will be nice and hot. Sift all dry ingredients together and add shortening. Mix thoroughly. (just like you were making a pie crust.)
2. Add hot water. Obviously you don’t want to burn yourself but the hotter you can stand it, the easier your tortilla dough will be to work with.
3. Knead until soft, smooth dough is formed.
4. Pinch off dough (a little less than the size of a golf-ball) and form into a rounded biscuit looking thing..lol.
5. Dip into flour and roll out.
6. Cook on your tortilla griddle (I used a hot large skillet). When you see the bubbles NOT coming up, that’s when you flip or take off.
7. Throw them in your tortilla keeper.