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Tortillas II

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"Fresh and tender wheat flour tortillas are great with breakfast, lunch or dinner."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 171 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (12 tortillas)

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  2. Add the water and mix until the dough can be gathered together. If necessary, add more water (1 teaspoon at a time) until the dough comes together. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into rounds. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to flatten and stretch each round into a circle 7 inches across.
  4. Cook on an ungreased skillet over medium high heat until brown spots begin to appear on the tortillas. Keep covered with a clean, dry towel until ready to serve.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 171 calories; 2.5 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 4.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 470 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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this recipe is great! i used more salt and substituted margerine for shortening. also, i did not use baking powder. One time i made w/ baking powder, and all the other times without... i like...

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I had a lot of trouble rolling the dough into rounds... It was good, but I think I'll try store-bought tortillas next time.

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this recipe is great! i used more salt and substituted margerine for shortening. also, i did not use baking powder. One time i made w/ baking powder, and all the other times without... i like...

***FOR NON-CRUNCHY TORTILLAS, PLACE COOKED TORTILLAS IN A PLASTIC BAG. IT GETS MOISTURE BACK IN IT AND WILL MAKE THEM SOFT AND PLIABLE. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T OVER COOK THEM.*** I've made tort...

I did it! I made tortillas! Thanks for posting this recipe, I thought it was very difficult to make tortillas. I added extra tablespoon or so of shortening....till cornmeal consistency. I let t...

After trying other recipes (Authentic Mexican Tortillas and Mexican Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas) I can say this one is the one I like best. It is low in fat but tastes great! It is easy to mak...

As per some of the other reviews, I was anticipating a horrible ordeal making these, but it turned out to be quite the contrary. I used very hot water, and added about 2 tbsp. extra. Wasn't su...

Excellent tortillas!! These were a snap to throw together and tasted great. I made 8 large tortillas instead of 12 smaller ones because we like to really stuff them. They rolled out nicely and r...

My mother makes home-made tortillas and she never had a recipe for it. I looked here and made these tortillas, they were gone in one day(I had ever doubled the batch!)

Let me just say I am not Mexican. I don't have any beautiful stories about my grandma rolling out tortillas, 20 dozen at a time. And actualy, I like store bought tortillas. My mom always bought ...

Great tortilla recipe--definately had to double it though. Very easy to make and the end result is wonderful! Tasty tender tortillas! Thanks.