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Homemade Tortillas Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Tortillas recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Tortillas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by burtneysmom

Makes 20 servings



Homemade Tortillas - Makes 20 small tortillas

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Tortillas

4 cup Wheat Flour, White, All-purpose, Enriched, Bleached
1.5 tsp Salt, Table
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
1.25 cup (8 fl oz) Water

Recipe Directions for Homemade Tortillas

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder. I prefer to use the baking powder because it makes the tortillas lighter, even if you roll them a little thick. The baking powder is not an authentic addition though, rather it is a southern mutation. Next cut in the shortening with a fork. When the flour is crumbly, add the water. Stir the dough with your fork until it makes a cohesive ball of dough. You may need to add an extra small spoonful of water if the dough is too dry. Be careful not to add too much though. When the dough forms a ball, knead it about 20 times. Then let it rest in the bowl for about 10 minutes. After it has rested, form it into 20 equal balls. Roll each ball in a little flour, to coat the outside of it evenly. Place a ball of dough on a sheet of waxed paper, or a clean, well floured surface. Roll the dough out into a a 6 or 7-inch circle. Try to get it as thin as you can. Loosen the tortilla from the rolling surface. Flop it onto a dry, hot skillet. Cook about 30 seconds, until the under side is dry, with a few brown spots. Flip it and cook the other side the same way. Transfer the cooked tortilla to a plate, and cook the next one. This goes pretty fast after you get the hang of it. You can roll out all of the tortillas first, in one stage, and then cook them all in the second stage. After you practice it some, the whole procedure takes less than 20 minutes, and the tortillas are sooo good. Use them the same way you would store-bought tortillas: burritos, soft tacos, etc.
Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 40.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
92
Calories from Fat
2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
199mg
8%
Potassium
27mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
19.4g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* 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
73% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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