Flour Tortilla Recipe

 

 

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If you have never had a home made flour tortilla then you've never had a flour tortilla. Lets Get Started! This recipe is quite simple and does not take long to make.

Flour Tortilla Ingredients And Equipment

Flour Tortilla Ingredients And Equipment

Flour Tortilla Ingredients And Equipment

2 Cups Flour Tortilla Mix

1/2 Cups Warm Water

Large Bowl

Spatula

Spoon

Measuring Cups

Rolling Pin

Cast Iron Skillet

Large Mixing Bowl

Flour Tortilla MixKneading Flour Tortilla Dough

Flour Tortilla Dough

Flour Tortilla Dough

First Step: Kneading Four Tortilla Dough

Mix together in a large mixing bowl:

2 Cups Flour Tortilla Mix

1/2 Cup Warm Water

If your dough is not wet enough and is appearing crusty, or dry just add a tablespoon of water.

Once you do this take the dough out of the bowl and knead  it for 5 minutes. If you have never kneaded dough before all you do is press it with the palms of your hand so that it is flat, then fold the dough in half and press down with your palms again, but this time you will be pushing the dough away from you. then repeat this for five minutes with your dough.

Covering Flour Tortilla Dough

Covering Flour Tortilla Dough

Second Step: Resting Flour Tortilla Dough

Once you have finished kneading your dough cover it with a wet paper towel and let it rest  and relax for 15 minutes. (When I say wet paper towel I don't mean sopping wet. All you do is wad it up, get it wet under the faucet, ring it out and then un-wad it.)

Cutting DoughCutting Flour Tortilla Dough

Cut Dough

Cutting Flour Tortilla Dough

Third Step: Cutting Flour Tortilla Dough

Now cut your dough into 8 equal parts.

Flour Tortilla Dough BallRolling Flour Tortilla Dough

Rolling Flour Tortilla

Rolling Flour Tortilla

Fourth Step: Rolling Flour Tortillas

First roll the chunks into balls. Then flour a bread board. Now flatten the balls on your floured surface so that they look like a round pancake. Once you do this then roll out your tortillas. They should be at least 6 inches around.

Please note that tortilla presses are for corn tortillas, a flour tortilla must be rolled out with a rolling pin.

Cooking Flour TortillaFlour Tortilla Air Pockets

Cooking Flour Tortilla

Cooking Flour Tortilla

Fifth Step: Cooking Flour Tortillas

Turn a burner on medium high and place the iron skillet on it. Wait for the skillet to heat up, then place one of the flour tortillas in the skillet. Once you see large bubbles appear on top use your spatula to get a peek underneath the flour tortilla (don't pop the bubbles). It should have large brown  charred marks. If it does, flip it over and wait till the other side has charred marks before removing from the skillet. If it doesn't let it cook some more on this side before removing. Keep repeating the above step until all the tortillas are cooked.

Flour Tortilla

Hot Flour Tortillas

Once you are done cooking your tortillas stack them in a basket so they will stay warm.

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Now enjoy your flour tortillas!

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