Flour Tortillas Recipe

Flour tortillas are a staple in Mexican cuisine and are widely used in various dishes like burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. These thin and flexible flatbreads are made from a simple mixture of flour, water, salt, and fat. They are rolled out into thin rounds and cooked on a hot griddle or skillet until they puff up and develop a golden brown color. The result is a soft and pliable tortilla that is perfect for wrapping around your favorite fillings.

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Flour Tortillas

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Ingredients for Flour Tortillas Recipe

  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.03 cup Lard Or Vegetable Shortening
  • 0.09 cup Warm Water

Directions: Flour Tortillas Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • STEP 2.Add fat (such as lard or vegetable shortening) and mix until crumbly.
  • STEP 3.Gradually add water and knead until a smooth dough forms.
  • STEP 4.Divide the dough into small balls and let them rest for 15-30 minutes.
  • STEP 5.Roll out each ball into a thin round shape.
  • STEP 6.Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • STEP 7.Cook each tortilla for about 30 seconds on each side, until it puffs up and develops a golden brown color.
  • STEP 8.Transfer cooked tortillas to a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm and pliable.
  • STEP 9.Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
  • STEP 10.Serve the flour tortillas warm and use them as a base for your favorite Mexican dishes.

Cooking Tips

  • Use a kitchen scale to measure the flour accurately for consistent results.
  • Letting the dough rest allows the gluten to relax, making it easier to roll out the tortillas.
  • If the tortillas are not puffing up, try increasing the heat slightly.
  • To keep the tortillas warm and soft, stack them on a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Leftover tortillas can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Storage and Serving

  • Store leftover tortillas in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • To reheat tortillas, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for a few seconds or warm them in a dry skillet.
  • Serve flour tortillas as a base for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or fajitas.
  • They can also be used to make wraps or enjoyed on their own as a side dish.
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Recipe By Slurrp