The first batch was decidedly misshapen, some ovals, some moon shaped, a few of them were folded.
Tortilla making was not my skill. The Mexican blood in me was definitely not translating to my food.
Some parts of me are Dutch though and Dutch people are stubborn so I persevered.
*coff* Ok, I admit it. I'm all Dutch. That would explain why the Mexican ancestry didn't help me out.
Have you made homemade tortillas before?
And has anyone else noticed the funny smell when you open a package of them?
If you do make them. Do you have any tips for me, or ideas for yummy additives to make them more exciting?
Homemade Flour Tortillas
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons lard
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
As you can see mine aren't perfectly round.
2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla.
Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side.
Continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.
- These freeze really well.
- You can add Basil or Sundried Tomatoes for a different finish.