Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kate's Tortillas

From my sister Kate

I have tried many flour tortilla recipes and none of them come out as soft and pliable as these ones. I really like how simple the ingredients are and the fact that it doesn't use butter or lard. It does take a bit of practice to make them look good, but by the time we had rolled out a few we were definitely getting the hang of it.

Makes about 8 nine inch tortillas

2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp oil
3/4 cup (approx) hot water

Mix together flour and salt, then blend with oil. Slowly add the hot water, a little at a time until the dough starts together. Knead dough until it becomes smooth and stretchy, but not sticky.
Cut the dough into about 8 segments and roll them out on a floured surface until very thin, almost transparent.

Heat a frying pan on high. Take the tortilla and cook it on the frying pan for only 10-15 seconds and then flip it over. Wait an additional 10-15 seconds, take the tortilla off the heat and set it aside.

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