Flour tortillas are one of my favorite foods. They are incredibly versatile and generally inexpensive. I don’t make tortillas very often for some reason even though there is something extra special about a fresh tortilla right off the griddle. They are fairly simple to make, it just takes a few times to get the right groove going.
Easy homemade flour tortillas
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 minutes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup warm water
- extra flour for dusting
Mix together flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs form then add warm water. Mix together until dough forms. Knead on floured surface 2-3 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
Heat griddle over medium high heat until a droplet of water sizzles. Turn dough out and cut into 8 pieces for 10 inch tortillas or 12 for 8 inch. Roll on lightly floured surface until your desired size, turning frequently.
Cook on griddle 1-2 minutes per side or until very lightly brown. Press bubbles with spatula.
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