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Chef John's (Homemade) Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Submitted by m_mckague

Makes 8 servings



Homemade tortillas from allrecipes.com I just reduced the salt by 1/4 tsp. and chose Smart Balance instead of vegetable shortening to reduce the saturated fat and sodium.

Recipe Ingredients for Chef John's (Homemade) Flour Tortillas

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup smart balance butter
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour for dusting

Recipe Directions for Chef John's (Homemade) Flour Tortillas

  1. 1. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add vegetable shortening and work into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. 2. Form a well in the middle of flour mixture and mix in hot water. Work flour and water mixture together with a fork and transfer to a cutting board.

  3. 3. Knead until a smooth, soft dough is formed, about 3 minutes. Add more flour if dough is too sticky.

  4. 4. Place more flour on cutting board, cover dough with bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.

  5. 5. Cut ball of dough into eight equal parts and cover until needed.

  6. 6. Roll out balls of dough either by hand or with a tortilla press.

  7. 7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place flattened tortilla in skillet and cook until it begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Flip tortilla over and cook for an additional minute. Flip again and cook for 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining dough.

Categories

Breads, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
136
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.8g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
194mg
8%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
23.9g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
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