Thursday, June 19, 2008

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

2 cups self rising flour
2 tbs Crisco Shortening
Hot water

Mix the Self Rising flour with Shortening real good until all mixed in and flour mixture looks crumbly. Add warm to hot water to flour mixture. Make sure the water isn't too hot but warm enough to melt shortening. Keep adding water until you can form a nice ball of dough that is not sticky but easy to handle. If you add too much water, add a little more flour.

Squeeze off medium sized balls of dough and dip into flour on each side, going around the ball with hands to make a flattened circle.

Dust your surface with flour and dust your rolling pin with flour. Take rolling pin and roll out your tortilla. Add tortilla to a very hot griddle or pan and when it bubbles up on one side turn tortilla over and cook on the other side for a few seconds longer. Place cooked tortilla in paper towel and cover with tin foil really tight and let steam while you cook the other tortilla's. This helps them to stay soft and warm until you serve them or use them in your recipe.

If you don't have self rising flour you can substitute here.

Enjoy!! Watch video for help on how to make the tortillas.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Yum, yum! I love homemade tortillas, thanks for the video!