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Time
35 mins
Serves
12

Once you make your own tortillas, there is no going back to store-bought!
A basic and easy recipe on how to make your own homemade tortillas. Aside from a little arm muscle, these guys are quick to make and worth every second!

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  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Sift flour and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until combined.

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the shortening.

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mix the shortening into the flour mixture until dough is crumbly and evenly distributed.

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Slowly add the hot water with the mixer on medium-low. When all the water is added, allow the mixer to continue for about a minute or so. The dough should be pliable and somewhat sticky.

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sprinkle flour onto your countertop. Pour out the dough and knead it shortly, separating into 12 even balls. Place the dough balls back into the bowl and cover with a towel, allowing to sit for 10 minutes.

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add more flour to your counter if necessary. Roll out one ball of dough at a time, working from the centre, outwards. You want them really thin, basically translucent. Have a damp cloth or paper towel ready to put the rolled dough under (you don't want them drying out.) When I have about 3 or 4 rolled out, I begin to heat my frying pan over medium (it takes me longer to roll out a tortilla then it does to cook one!)

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 7
    Step 7

    When the pan is nice and hot, add one tortilla and wait until it begins to bubble. about 20 seconds, and then flip, cooking the other side until bubbly and browned slightly. Remove from heat and place under a dry towel.

  • How to bake a tortilla. Homemade Flour Tortillas  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat until all tortillas are cooked, continuing to stack the tortillas under the towel.

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LadyRosalique
LadyRosalique · Barrie, Ontario, CA
Just curious if these freeze well, I love to cook large quantities of things on a day off and freeze them for later uses Happy
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