Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Looking for an easy flour tortillas recipe? Learn how to make flour tortillas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pgwillia

Makes 12 servings



From the rebar cookbook the best tortillas you will ever eat.

Recipe Ingredients for flour tortillas

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp vegetable shortening
3/4 cup hot water

Recipe Directions for flour tortillas

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using the tips of your fingers add shortening by working it into the dry mix until little pea-sized balls form. Gradually add hot water while using your other hand to mix with a wooden spoon. When the dough is too stiff to mix with the spoon, reach in with your hands and gently kneed for 2 minutes. Shape into a ball, place in a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for at least 1 hour.

  2. Next, line the baking traw or dish with parchment paper, sprinkle with flour and set aside. Uncover the dough and pinch off golf ball sized pieces (1 1/2 oz - 45 g). Roll the dough in your palms to form smooth spheres. Dust lightly with flour, set on parchment paper and cover loosely with plastic. Repeat with remaining dough. Set the tray aside covered, to rest for another hour.

  3. When you are ready to roll and cook, lightly sprinkle flour on the counter and set a ball of dough in the center, pressing lightly to flatten. Roll the disk out with a floured rolling pin working from the center and rolling outward to the edges to for an 8" round. Repeat with remaining dough and stack tortillas between sheets of wax or parchment paper.

  4. Heat a cast iron pan or non-stick skillet over medium-high head. Brush lightly with oil and cook tortilla on the first side until you see bubbles forming underneath. Flip over and cook until lightly golden. Wrap in foil and keep in a warm oven until all of the tortillas are cooked. Serve immediately.

Categories

Breads, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 42.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
125
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
195mg
8%
Potassium
86mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
16.6g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
2.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* 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
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
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