Tortillas I

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To Latinos everywhere, these are not only our bread but usually our utensil at mealtime as well! Some like big and thin, some like them small and fat, depending on the region of the country you're from and the way your grandmother made them!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups boiling water

Directions

  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening to resemble cornmeal. Add water slowly, mixing with your hands to make a soft dough. You may not need all the water.

  2. Knead a few minutes on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Lubricate top with oil, put back in bowl and let rest, covered for 10 minutes.

  3. Divide into small balls the size of golf balls and proceed to roll out into size and thickness you prefer.

  4. Cook on top of stove over medium heat using a cast iron grill or heavy skillet until top is slightly bubbly then turning on opposite side for a minute or two.

  5. Keep stacked and warm inside a clean dish towel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

42 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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