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Old 08-13-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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basic flour tortillas... can anyone help with the ingredients? and also what's the best way to cook them if you don't have a cast-iron griddle?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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This is a recipe that my sister-in-law who lives in Texas gave us many years ago. I can't vouch for it, never having had enough foresight to actually make tortillas rather than buying them, but it might get you started.

3 c. flour
1/2 c. shortening (lard is traditional in South Texas but Crisco would work too)
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. hot water
If desired, 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Mix together the flour and salt (and baking powder, if using). Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients. Mix in the water. Knead. When very smooth, break into 1" balls. Roll each ball out very thin. Cook at medium high in a skillet. (Her recipe says to use Teflon, which we have never owned. I'm sure that either Teflon or cast iron would work.) Cook the first side until it's slightly brown underneath, flip and cook until air pockets form, then flip again for another 30 seconds or so.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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This is a recipe that my sister-in-law who lives in Texas gave us many years ago. I can't vouch for it, never having had enough foresight to actually make tortillas rather than buying them, but it might get you started.

3 c. flour
1/2 c. shortening (lard is traditional in South Texas but Crisco would work too)
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. hot water
If desired, 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Mix together the flour and salt (and baking powder, if using). Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients. Mix in the water. Knead. When very smooth, break into 1" balls. Roll each ball out very thin. Cook at medium high in a skillet. (Her recipe says to use Teflon, which we have never owned. I'm sure that either Teflon or cast iron would work.) Cook the first side until it's slightly brown underneath, flip and cook until air pockets form, then flip again for another 30 seconds or so.
thank you!!!!
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